Janhvi Kapoor is gearing up for the release of her grand debut, Dhadak. But it seems this wasn’t meant to be her debut film. Reports suggest she was first offered the role of Shahid Kapoor’s leading lady in the Arjun Reddy remake. But a certain filmmaker didn’t want her to sign the film as he thought it was too male-centric to give Janhvi any opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the audience.
That filmmaker is none other than the producer of her debut film, Karan Johar. A source states, “He wants her to do glamorous roles, like the one in Dhadak. He suggested Tara Sutaria’s name, who he thought was a better choice for Arjun Reddy.” Yes, Tara, the same actor who’s debuting with Johar’s another production, Student Of The Year 2 later this year.
Will Karan Johar’s decision of casting Janhvi for Dhadak pay off? Will the film be able to recreate the magic of the original film, Sairat? We’ll figure out on July 20.
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