Janhvi Kapoor recently opened up about her dream to work in a South film in an interview with Rajeev Masand. When asked about her interest in regional cinema, Janhvi said that she is obsessed with Keerthy Suresh-starrer Mahanati.
“I watch a lot of classics because I feel they were much ahead of what we are doing now. However, I am a huge fan of Rinku Rajguru and Keerthy Suresh. I have lost count of how many times I have seen Mahanati. After watching the film, I called up Keerthy and started crying because there’s a genuine love I have for her,” Janhvi said.
"“I feel that a lot of regional work in general, that is not necessarily mainstream, is churning out so much amazing work and performances because I don’t think they have the pressure of commercials as much (as Bollywood).”" - Janhvi Kapoor, Actor
She also said that it’s her dream to work in a South film. “My playlist on my phone is just music from the South. It’s a dream of mine to star in a Mani Ratnam film with no make-up, donning a white choli and dancing in the waterfall to an AR Rehman track.”
Though language is a barrier, Janhvi said she can understand Tamil. “I have heard mom (Sridevi) speak the language so much that I can learn it quickly.”
When asked about whether Sridevi was the reason behind Janhvi being introduced to films, the actor said her love for cinema is the byproduct of both her mom and dad’s professions. “Our pastime would be watching films. There would be a lot of discussion about films at home also. I remember watching an Audrey Hepburn film and Papa (Boney Kapoor) says, ‘Not for once did she perform for the camera. She is living her character.’ That stayed with me.”
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