Happy Birthday Janhvi Kapoor: Roohi to Dostana 2, how the star is bravely taking risks in her upcoming films
Birthdays always hold a special place in our lives as it gives all loved ones a chance to celebrate one’s existence. Speaking of this, Janhvi Kapoor, who has been a renowned name in the showbiz for over 3 years, turns a year older today as she celebrates her 24th birthday with her family. Late and Boney Kapoor’s daughter, though stepped into Bollywood back in 2018 with Dhadak, enjoyed the limelight even before her debut due to her renowned parents. Now, as she takes baby steps in the world of entertainment, she is slowly finding her footing in this big world of Bollywood.
The gorgeous star was already known for her style before her debut and when she finally showcased her craft on-screen in Dhadak, she managed to wow everyone. While she dealt with the loss of her mom bravely in the public eye in the year she debuted, Janhvi’s career graph now shows us how she is not afraid to take risks. Having only two releases since her Big screen debut that too on an OTT platform, Janhvi has surely shown growth, and now, as she turns 24, we take a look at her 5 upcoming films that prove the actor’s mettle that she is professionally as fearless as she is personally.
After a long wait, cine buffs will get to experience a film in theatres and what better way to kick start the year for Janhvi than her film, Roohi hitting the screens. The gorgeous star, in her own words, gave up her ‘vanity’ while essaying the role of a witch in the upcoming horror-comedy. The film will feature Janhvi as a girl who gets possessed by a witch and Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma help rescue her. While the trailer showcased how well Janhvi adapted to her role, fans cannot wait to see the film. With Roohi, Janhvi surely has given up on the stereotypical notion that requires female leads to dress up perfectly on screen. Early on in her career, the film may prove to be a risky notion. However, fans of the star are already looking forward to seeing her on-screen. The film hits the theatres on March 11 and already is the talk of the town due to the good music and amazing trailer.
2. Dostana 2
A typical rom-com with a twist, Dostana 2 will feature Janhvi in a perfectly glam avatar with Kartik Aaryan. While details about her role are under wraps, reports have come in that Janhvi will be seen essaying the role of Kartik’s sibling on screen and the two will fall for the same guy. The BTS photos and videos from the sets that surfaced when the shoot was on, surely has left her fans excited. While there are portions left to be shot, Janhvi’s fans are excited about her taking on a role in a film that reportedly aims to normalize ‘homosexuality.’ Again, films dealing with the topic of homosexuality have been risky for the actors. However, once again, with the brave choice, the star shows us that she is not afraid to take the road less traveled.
3. Good Luck Jerry
Stepping into the world of remakes, Janhvi’s future filmography also includes Good Luck Jerry. The film reportedly is a remake of Nayanthara starrer Kolamavu Kokila that was a black comedy crime film. The shoot of Janhvi’s film is currently going on in Punjab and while taking on the responsibility of starring in an already successful remake comes with a risk, it seems that Janhvi isn’t afraid of it at all. The first look of the film featured Janhvi as a happy-go-lucky girl in a salwar kameez with a braid. Her bindi look reminded fans of late Sridevi as well. While the filming is on as we pen this, the star is ensuring that her future films are a mixed bag.
4. Hindi remake of Malayalam film Helen
Another remake that is in the works for Janhvi is of Helen, a Malayalam hit. The film will star Janhvi in the lead role of this survival thriller remake and Pinkvilla was the first to report the same. The gorgeous star will shoot in North India with director Mathukutty Xavier. The locations reportedly are being shortlisted as of now. Considering the popularity of the original, Janhvi once again would be taking a risk with a remake. However, it may end up proving her mettle to everyone. It will be backed by Boney Kapoor and Zee Studios and if all goes well, Sunny Kaushal may join Janhvi on board.
Finally, the biggest and the most ambitious project that Janhvi is a part of is Takht. While the film is a magnum opus that stars renowned and experienced names, Janhvi is already prepping for her role in ‘s epic film. Janhvi had kicked off training in Indian classical dance form for the film and also had started to learn Urdu for it. In her interviews, Janhvi has admitted to being a big fan of the golden era of Bollywood when films like Pakeezah, Mughal-E-Azam came out and, now that she is getting a chance to play a character from that era, she is excited and is leaving no stone unturned in nailing it. Her dance videos on old songs have been loved by fans and seeing those, many cannot wait to see her in the epic film. While doing a period film comes with its risks, Janhvi’s nod to hop onboard shows that she is stoked about it.
We wish Janhvi Kapoor a very Happy Birthday!
Janhvi Kapoor’s Nadiyon Paar look from Roohi reminds us of late Sridevi’s Hawa Hawai look from Mr India