Janhvi Kapoor: “I am known for Dhadak & I’m known for my gym looks”

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Janhvi Kapoor who happens to be an avid gym goer, regularly gets snapped going to and from the gym. In a recent interview, she spoke about the constant media attention and her upcoming projects.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Kapoor was asked if she gets tired of being in the limelight and getting scrutinised about her attire, “No, in fact, it’s so funny because after Dhadak, there are people that come up to me and say, ‘Oh, we loved your first film’, and then there are those who’re like, ‘Oh My God, I follow your gym looks all the time’. So, it’s like I am known for Dhadak and I’m known for my gym looks, too. It’s weird but I can’t blame them. My films haven’t released yet. I have just been working. And I hope once they do, people will talk about my films, and associate me with them, than my gym shorts,” said the 22-year old.

Asked if it was overwhelming to have the paparazzi everywhere she went, Kapoor said she can handle it better now, “There was a phase when it reached a point of excess even before Dhadak had released and that was kind of weird. At that point, I didn’t know if I should smile or wave because I felt I haven’t done anything on my own to deserve this kind of attention. I’m not saying that I have (done) even now; I’m only one film old, but at least I’ve done one film now, so main wave kar sakti hu, mujhe pata hai log mere liye aur mujhe dekhne aaye hain. So, it’s extremely flattering that anyone would take the time out to come and click my photo and then people would see it on social media when I am just going out to sweat for one hour and come down, or I’ve stepped out to eat. It’s great to get that kind of attention. I hope I keep doing things that will make people feel that I deserve their time and attention.”

Though it’s been two years since Kapoor made debut in ‘Dhadak’ (2018), she does have a few films releasing in 2020 and 2021 respectively, such as ‘Kargil Girl’, ‘Roohi Afzana’ and ‘Takht’. Appreciating the opportunities she has landed to date, Kapoor shares she has learnt more about herself as an actor, “I feel extremely fortunate that I’ve gotten to know myself more as an actor and as a person over these two years, and it has defined my taste in cinema and altered the way I want to look at the films I want to do.”

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