“If it wasn’t for coming back to the sets of Dhadak or being able to act, I think it would have been much tougher than what it is now. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work in the film and act. It saved me in many ways,” she told India Today Television.
This comes as quite a revelation as Janhvi would often talk about how her mother has been an inspiration for her but would choose not to talk about life post her mother’s death.
She also spoke about how becoming an actress was always in the cards because she grew up in that environment. “In my family, it was the only thing we discussed. It’s the only thing we knew. Every time we sat at home and had a conversation with one another, it was always about films. Even when we went out to spend time together, we would go to watch a movie. Holidays were always about dad’s shooting schedules or mom’s shooting schedules. We have grown up in that environment,” she said.
Janhvi will be making her acting debut alongside Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother, Ishaan Khatter, in Dhadak. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, the film is a remake of the Marathi film Sairat. The film, produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, is slated for a July 20 release.