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As an actor, I am in awe of him, says Janhvi Kapoor about Ishaan Khatter

Speaking about her father, producer Boney Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor said that he is an “extremely generous man”, adding that she wants to prove herself first before teaming up with him.

bollywood Updated: Aug 01, 2018 12:31 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Janhvi Kapoor,Ishaan Khatter,Dhadak
Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter made their Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Dhadak.

Clearly, she has had a great start in Bollywood with Dhadak. And now, as Janhvi Kapoor readies to take her film career ahead, it would be interesting to know if she is planning on working with her father, producer Boney Kapoor. “One thing I have realised about papa is that he’s an extremely generous man, besides being a really passionate and a creative producer, who will go out of his way to consummate the vision of his actors and directors. As an actor, if I am lucky enough, I would love to experience that,” she says.

Interestingly, the late Sridevi’s daughter “first wants to prove herself a little bit”. “It shouldn’t be as if I am trying to force myself down audiences’ throat. Mujhe lagta hai ki they should first accept me and then if I am worthy enough of that kind of opportunity [to work with her father], then of course, I would love to [team up with him],” says the young actor, adding that unlike her father, she “can never be a producer”. She says: “I think it’s a thankless as all the credit goes to everyone else except him/her.”

But doesn’t the producer make money? “Sometimes, even that doesn’t happen. Maybe, it depends if you are a smart producer so I don’t know,” says Janhvi, adding that she “really enjoys writing” as well. “But I don’t think I can ever write a full film. Pehle acting toh kar lein phir baaki cheezein dekhtein hain,” she says.

Talking of acting, was it comparatively easier to team up with Ishaan Khatter in her debut film considering he is also a newbie? “Till now, he is the only person I have worked with, and it was easy to team up with him because I think we get along really well. Also, as an actor, I am in awe of him and the way he approaches his scenes. Plus, he has great energy [as an actor], and it is probably because he is new too. But what helped me a lot was the fact that he is {a} more experienced {actor} than me,” she says.

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First Published: Aug 01, 2018 12:31 IST