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Daughter of film producer, Boney Kapoor and late actress Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor, is a well-known face in the Hindi film industry. The actress made her acting debut with Karan Johar’s film, Dhadak, alongside Ishaan Khatter. Later, she went on to act in several other movies and proved her mettle in acting. However, she was always tagged as a 'nepo kid', which was quite disheartening for her. Now, she bared her heart about how she receives criticism and deals with it.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Janhvi Kapoor opened up about the constant trolling she receives on the internet and shared that people always find flaws in whatever she does. The actress revealed that though it's hurtful for her, some people find it amusing. Talking about how she often finds demeaning headlines about her on the internet, Janhvi added:
“No matter what you do, somebody will find faults or have something to say, because that makes them feel important. Next thing you know, you’ve made the headlines… and unfortunately, people feed off of that."
Janhvi Kapoor receives a lot of criticism on a daily basis, but she never lets it get to her nerves. Talking about how she handles criticism, Janhvi mentioned that she just laughs it off as now she knows how to analyse her performances. Sharing that she knows her strengths and weaknesses, the actress added:
“I’m extremely thankful that I’ve gotten to a point where I can laugh it off. I know my strengths and weaknesses… I’m objective enough to know when I’ve done a good job, and when I haven’t. At the risk of sounding arrogant, I also know when I have made some headway, and have given something my all. And through my last two films, I think, I’ve at least established that I have something to offer as an actor."
Janhvi threw some light on the hardships she went through in order to become a successful actress and shared that despite all that she receives trolling. Talking about the same, the actress mentioned that it really breaks her heart when some anonymous person makes her feel insignificant by calling her 'nepotism ki bachchi'. In her words:
“You know, it really hurts when you’re putting in the hard work, the sweat and blood, or undergoing the mental turmoil, and some random, anonymous person on the Internet goes like, ‘Acting nahi aati toh kyun karti ho, nepotism ki bachchi?’ It takes all of a second to reduce you to something insignificant."
Further in the interview, when Janhvi was asked about her focus and goals in life, the actress revealed that she wants to live up to her mom, Sridevi's legacy. Talking about how she got opportunities easily in life, she shared that she considers it as a disadvantage and added that she wants to show the audience that she has a lot to offer. Janhvi concluded:
"I am prioritising hard work. And I’ve always been very clear about my goals in life...I want to live up to my mother’s (Sridevi) legacy. This doesn’t come from a place of arrogance, but a desire to want to give back to my parents, as well as the audience. While I may have gotten certain opportunities more easily, I also feel like I’m at a disadvantage. People are going to come in saying, ‘Oh, she’s gotten by easily in life; she’s privileged.’ So I have to convince them that I have something to offer.”
On the work front, Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in the film, Mili.