Speaking at the event, Janhvi was asked about doing Malayalam films the way her mother did. However, her response was also a fair request to others to not compare her to her late mother.
“I have seen my mom’s Malayalam movies. She has acted so easily. I don’t know if I am capable to choose films as of now. My mom has acted in most of the Indian languages. What I have to say is never compare me with her,” Janhvi said.
She also spoke of how her mother’s death is still a tragedy that the family is trying to get over.
“It’s harder to say anything… When I say ‘growth’, I mean personal growth, I don’t know about art. This year brought me both the worst and the best experience of my life. It’s a little strange… Our family is now united, so that is a very big thing for me. But whatever happened that too was very heavy (tragedy). We are still in shock, so we haven’t been able to process it properly. I’m really thankful for all the love that we have received and I got a chance to work, which is a big thing for me. I got a chance to make my parents proud, which is most important for me,” Janhvi said.
Janhvi made her acting debut with the Bollywood film Dhadak earlier this year, which was a remake of the Marathi film Sairaat. The was directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the banners Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. It starred Ishaan Khatter as her lead pair.
Sridevi died on February 24 around 11 PM UAE time at a hotel room in Dubai. Accompanied by her Boney and Khushi, Sridevi was in Dubai for a family wedding when she died. It is said that she went into the hotel bathroom, and when she did not come back on time, a worried Boney Kapoor entered the bathroom with the hotel staff, where he found his wife unconscious. Sridevi was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her death has been ruled as a case of accidental drowning.