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Janhvi Kapoor is preparing for the release of the sports drama ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’. Janhvi sat down for a conversation with Rajkummar Rao and producer Karan Johar on Dharma Productions’ official YouTube channel. During the conversation Janhvi discussed being sexualized on social platform. She revealed that the first time she felt sexualised by the media was at a very young age. The actress shared this terrible incident that occurred with her. Read on to know more!

Janhvi Kapoor on being sexualised by media at a very young age

When Karan asked Janhvi about the constant objectification she faces, she said, “I feel like this is also an aspect that I have been navigating for a long time. I think the first time I felt sexualized by the media was when I was 12-13 years old. I went for an event with mom and dad. There were pictures of me in the media and social media had just started. I found pictures of me in what seemed like a pornographic site, and boys in my school were like looking at it and laughing.”

She further elaborated, “It is a very weird thing to navigate and I have been navigating it for a very long time. I think I am very apologetic about where I come from and I need to get over that. I am sure other people deal with it in a much more different sense. Although, I still think the way I am explaining it and my experiences of it are very privileged. But it was complicated… There is a sort of character assassination that a girl faces when she dresses in a way that makes it seem like she is comfortable with her sexuality.”

In ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’, Janhvi plays a doctor with a passion for cricket. Her character is trained by her husband, portrayed by Rajkummar Rao, to become a cricketer. The film, directed by Sharan Sharma, hit theatres on May 31.

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