For a little while, rumor had it that Khushi Kapoor, Janhvi’s younger sister, was headed into a modeling career – but now it seems as though she’s decided to become an actress. It may just have been her older sister’s recent success in her debut film Dhadak that convinced her to follow in her sister’s footsteps, in spite of accusations of nepotism aimed at Janhvi. Although the social media backlash against Janhvi has been difficult for her to take, she has handled it with as much grace as anyone could, and we’re hoping she’ll have some sage advice for her sister who will likely face the same challenges if she decides to become an actress. The debut role of a member of the Kapoor family will undoubtedly face the same scorn aimed at Janhvi as people question whether it was talent or connections that landed them roles. However, the public’s reaction to Dhadak seems to confirm that Janhvi had acting skills that made her deserving of the part.
Apparently, Khushi and their father Boney were moved to tears by Janhvi’s performance, who has followed in her late mother Sridevi’s footsteps. Boney Kapoor has four children in total – Janhvi, Khushi, Arjun, and Anshula – and they have come together to support each other after the heartbreak of losing their mother. Janhvi’s completion of her debut movie comes at a difficult time, but her performance was also a tribute to her late mother, as was noted in the film. She included a note to Sridevi in the film which was shown before the opening credits, and we can imagine it must have made watching the film a bittersweet experience for the Kapoor family. There is a picture of Sridevi and a caption beneath it that reads: “I love you, mom. This is and always was for you — Janhvi.”
While it looks like Janhvi now has a strong beginning to what will likely be a long and lucrative career, Khushi still has time to change her mind. She is only 17, and her decision to pursue acting has been quite recent, so it’s possible she may decide to go into modeling again, or something else entirely! On their joint Instagram, Janhvi has posted a pic of Khushi walking confidently in striped white and grey shorts and a white tank top, and she’s a picture of flawless style – so it still does seem as though she takes an interest in fashion! But her sister’s success probably makes acting seem like the more tempting option. Dhadak has done well over its opening weekend, earning 40 crores already and making Janhvi an instant success. With such a strong older sister as a role model, we’re sure that Khushi will be able to do anything she sets her mind to! It would be a treat to see her on the silver screen one day, and we’re rooting for her!