Janhvi Kapoor on what mum Sridevi taught her about dance


Her passing came as a huge shock to the world back in 2018, however Sridevi’s legacy continues to live on, and her daughter Janhvi Kapoor has taken on some of her biggest life lessons she was taught from her.

Knowing she will always be seen as her mothers daughter first, Kapoor recent spoke to the media about what she remembered about her mother dance numbers in particular and what she learnt from her mother in respect to this. “Mom always thought that in dance it’s not all about the steps, they are the last thing that you need to be thinking about. The most important thing, that she said one must do while dancing is to enjoy it thoroughly and have fun,” Filmfare reports the young actress stating.

She went on to add, “I fondly remember one particular award function as a kid where I saw mom rehearse after a long time. I still remember that she was just marking the steps in the hall at home instead of rehearsing. When I saw her on stage, I was surprised to see her performing so beautifully. This was nothing that I saw at home. She’d blown everyone away with that performance.”

When asked about if she’d re-create some of her mother’s most appreciated dance numbers, Kapoor expressed, “I don’t know, all her songs from ‘Chandni’ (1989) and ‘Kaate Nahi Kat Te’ from ‘Mr India’ (1987). It wasn’t a dance number, but she was so expressive with her body, there was no dance movement as such, but she still caught the beat and the rhythm and those latkas and jhatkas were all so perfect. ‘Hawa Hawai’ was such a fun song. The part where she’s having a ball of a time with the fruits and topi was done improvisation.”

If this is anything to go by, it won’t come as a surprise if some film-makers themselves want to make this happen.

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