Sridevi died in 2018, a few months before Janhvi made her film debut.
Sridevi died in 2018, a few months before Janhvi made her film debut.

Janhvi Kapoor pens emotional note after one week of solitude: ‘I can still smell my mother in her dressing room’

Actor Janhvi Kapoor has written an emotional note about what she has learned after a week spent in solitude.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 01:40 PM IST

Actor Janhvi Kapoor has penned an emotional post about the things she’s learned after a week in self-isolation at home. Janhvi and the rest of the country is currently under lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

On Monday, she took to Instagram to post her note, which was captioned, “Also learnt that I like to write... p.s. wrote this 3 days ago since we started self isolating a little before the lockdown and it had already been a week for me by then.”

In the post, she wrote that she has learned to appreciate the people in her life, and has realised how privileged she is. Janvhi also wrote that she values all the times her father stayed up waiting for her, and how she can still smell her mother, the late actor Sridevi, in her dressing room.

Janvhi’s post was received with love. “So beautiful, love and light,” wrote actor Sobhita Dhulipala in the comments section. Family members Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and Maheep Kapoor all left emojis, while designer Manish Malhotra and director Shashank Khaitan responded with hearts.

 

Also Watch | Janhvi, Boney, Anil Kapoor share emotional posts for Sridevi

 

You can read Janvhi’s entire post here:

Things I’ve learnt after a week of self isolation.

I’ve learnt to value the food that I eat. It’s a blessing to have things in excess and abundance the way that I do. But not knowing If our house ration will last long enough till lockdown ends, knowing someone’s risking their health every time they go to buy groceries- makes me worry in a way I’ve never had to before. Still I have it better than most in these conditions, and I’ve had it better than most do in life.. I’ve learnt I have been selfish and irresponsible.

Eve learned that my father misses me. Before lockdown, whenever he was home; he would wail for me and Khushi to come back from work or from meetings or from our friends houses to spend time with us. I would never see him wait. But when I wake up now and go across the hall and see him alone on the sofa smiling because he has us to himself the whole day, I can picture him sitting in the same place wailing alone for us to come home.

I’ve learned that I relied on too many people for too many things, For vanity, for my health, for my entertainment. I took for granted the fact that I could travel, by foot, in a car or on a plane. All of these things are luxuries. That became daily life. That than became necessities.

I’ve learnt that this house needs me. I’ve learnt to be responsible for my people. I need to look out for everyone in my house, because their health affects my health which affects my father’s health. I’ve learnt that I want to look out for them because I love them. And they’ve been looking out for me every single day. I’ve learnt that our job has conditioned in us a constant need to be seen. And it’s nice not to be for sometime.

I’ve learnt that I feel my most liberated in this lockdown. It’s liberating to know you don’t really need all the things you thought you did. To be free from all the plans and anxieties, all the things I thought I needed to do and say and hear to feel good about myself.

I’ve learnt that there are many hours In the day. I’ve learnt that I can still smell my mother in her dressing room. I’ve learnt that I’m a better painter in my head than in real life. I’ve learnt that Khushi is definitely the cooler sister. I’ve learnt that I have the funniest friends in the world. I’ve learnt that I don’t need a reformer to workout and stay fit. I’ve learnt that music can help you get through anything. l’ve learnt that the human mind is a globe in itself with infinite travel destinations and adventures and possibilities.

I’ve learnt that I love movies. More than I love anything. I love watching them, and thinking about them and dreaming about them. I love life. And it’s precious, and fragile. And I’ve been blessed with a great one. I look forward to everything that this process is going to make me value again. I encourage all of you to be open to it if you can afford to because most people don’t know how they are going to survive this.

Also read: Janhvi Kapoor remembers how mom Sridevi would decorate her room on birthdays and ‘make everything feel special’

Janhvi made her acting debut in Dhadak, opposite Ishaan Khatter. She then appeared in Zoya Akhtar’s short in the anthology film Ghost Stories. Next up she has the biopic of Gunjan Saxena, the horror-comedy RoohiAfzana, the comedy sequel Dostana 2 and the historical epic Takht.

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