“It makes me feel closer to my mother”

Janhvi Kapoor shared this photo. (Image courtesy: Janhvikpur,


Actress Janhvi Kapoor, who will be making her Telugu film debut opposite Jr. NTR, says working in the southern film industry has made her feel closer to her late superstar mother Sridevi. Deora,

The actor will be working in another Telugu film opposite Ram Charan in his 16th film.

Kapoor, known for Hindi films like strike, Gunjan Saxena: Kargil GirlAnd MilliShe said that this is the right time to make her debut in the South film industry.

“Somehow I wanted to be closer to my mother, to be in that environment, and to hear and speak in that language. I felt like it was the right time, I felt that I was drawn to her.

“I am honored to be able to work with both extremely talented actors who have such a history with the families of NTR sir and Ram Charan sir,” the actor, whose recent release is “Mr. & Mrs. Mahi”, told PTI.

Sridevi, who passed away in Dubai in 2018 at the age of 54, started her career as a child artist in MA Thirumugham’s Tamil film “Thunaivaan” (1969). While the late actor was fluent in Tamil, her mother tongue was Telugu.

The veteran star has shared screen space with Charan’s father Chiranjeevi in ​​films like “Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka”, “Ranuvu Veeran”, “SP Parashuram” and “Mosagadu”. She co-starred with Telugu film legend NT Rama Rao, Jr. NTR’s grandfather in several films like “Vetagadu”, “Satyam Shivam” and “Anurag Devta”.

Sridevi also acted in films like “Anurag Devatha” and “Sinham Navavindi” produced by NTR Jr.’s father Nandamuri Harikrishna.

Kapoor said she grew up watching films from the South and admired the “charisma” of the actors onscreen.

“I have always been a fan of his cinema. I love the faith with which they make films and the charisma of the actors. It’s not that we don’t have charisma here, (but) there’s a stubbornness, the way they portray their heroes, they romanticize their heroines. Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam cinema have a distinct flavor; They’re all so personal,” she said.

“Dad has done many remakes, so a big activity at home was watching Tamil and Telugu films. He was obsessed with buying their rights. Watching these films is a big part of my upbringing,” said the actor. For the filmography of her producer-father Boney Kapoor.

“Mr. and Mrs. Mahi” also stars Rajkummar Rao, which hits theaters on May 31. The film received mixed response, directed by Sharan Sharma and backed by Dharma Productions.

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