Janhvi Kapoor dedicates her debut film ‘Dhadak’ to mom Sridevi
Late actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor’s debut film ‘Dhadak’ has finally hit the silver screens today. To make the movie even more special, the 21-year-old has penned a heartfelt letter to her mum in which she has dedicated her debut film to her. The letter will be screened right at the beginning of the film, and will be accompanied by a picture of the mother and daughter duo.
Due to the tight schedule of her debut film, Janhvi was not able to accompany her family to a family wedding in Dubai, where her mother Sridevi tragically passed away on February 24, after accidentally drowning in her hotel bath-tub.
Janhvi had revealed that her mother Sridevi was present in Udaipur where the first scene was shot. Janhvi said that she had seen about 25 minutes of the film’s footage and her mother’s first reaction was that Janhvi’s mascara was smeared — such was Sridevi’s painstaking attention to detail.
This is not the first time that Janhvi has penned an emotional letter for her mother late actress Sridevi. The young starlet has taken to sharing her feelings about her mum — on her birthday this year. Janhvi posted a letter on Instagram, beseeching everyone to love their parents, cherish them and stay devoted to them.
On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.
A Dharma Production ‘Dhadak’ is an adaptation of hit Marathi flick ‘Sairat’ and also features Ishaan Khatter. The Shashank Khaitan directorial is receiving much love from fans.