Janhvi Kapoor may only be four films old but has already proven that she’s an actor worth watching out for. The 24-year-old is well on her way to superstardom. The gen-Z actor has an exciting lineup of upcoming films to look forward to including Good Luck Jerry and Bawaal. Although Kapoor’s Instagram account gives fans a peek into her private life, there is quite a lot that is lesser-known about her. Here are a few facts about Janhvi Kapoor you probably didn’t know and are not even shared on Koffee with Karan Janhvi and Sara Episode.
She was named after a character from her mother's movie
Judaai, a film produced by Boney Kapoor and starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor, was released in February 1997, right before the birth of Janhvi Kapoor. Reportedly, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor loved the name of Urmila Matondkar's character in the film, Janhvi, and named their firstborn the same.
She also happens to be a closet poet
Kapoor is a fan of literature and as Ishaan Khatter revealed during the promotions of Dhadak, she loves to write poetry. Kapoor responded saying, "It's very therapeutic. You saw my copy of the Dhadak script—it was covered in notes." Back in 2018, the actor also recited a self-written poem for her late mother Sridevi, at the International Film Festival of India in Goa.
Dressed up as a boy for a friend
Karan Johar has got one of Janhvi Kapoor’s friends to reveal a little secret. And Janhvi Kapoor reluctantly revealed that she would stuff some pillows to bulk herself up in an oversized hoodie. She added that it was just to help her friend make a boy jealous.
The late Sridevi wanted her to become a doctor
Janhvi once shared in an interview with Indian Express that when she expressed her interest in joining the film industry, Sridevi was not keen on her daughter’s career taking the same route as her own. “When I was a kid, she really wanted me to become a doctor," the 24-year-old said. "I don’t know why, and I was like, ‘I am sorry mom, but I don’t have the intellect to become a doctor.’” Kapoor even revealed that it was her father, Boney Kapoor, who eased Sridevi into the idea of their daughter joining Bollywood.
Went to shoot the day after cremating her mother
In an unfortunate turn of events, Sridevi passed away even before Janhvi Kapoor made her silver-screen debut. However, just a day after the cremation ceremony, Janhvi Kapoor reported on the sets, stating that she would have otherwise lost it. “I thought I was going to lose my mind if I didn't do that. And I would have, promise you, if I didn’t have Dhadak. If I didn't have the opportunity to act or be in front of the camera, there would have been no purpose in life to keep me going,” she had said.