After making a spectacular debut with Dhadak, Janhvi Kapoor is all set to star in Karan Johar’s Takht, rumored to be based on the Mughal era. And the young star seems to be well prepared given that she floored the audience with her Urdu diction at the recent International Film Festival of India.
Janhvi who joined her father producer Boney Kapoor for a panel talk, impressed those in attendance including filmmaker Rumi Jaffery who moderated the special session.
Says Rumi Jaffery, “As compared to other young actors of her generation,Janhvi has got a great command over not just Hindi but also Urdu ,which is quite surprising.She must have learnt Tamil and Telugu from her mother,but her Hindi and Urdu diction is just exemplary.”
The filmmaker was also pleasantly surprised by Janhvi’s knowledge of Hindi cinema, he adds, ” I didn’t expect her to take names including Waheeda Rehman in Khamoshi and filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Bimal Roy.Janhvi’s knowledge of Hindi cinema and her choice of brilliant performances by yesteryear actors really surprised me.She spoke about a dance performance choreographed by Pandit Birju Maharaj in a film like Shatranj Ke Khiladi ,which released more than three decades ago. It shows her understanding of cinema.”
Not only that recently Alia Bhatt was all praise and even applauded the actress! Here’s the scoop!
Having recently won her first award, the talented Janhvi Kapoor also gave her first ever stage performance at the Lux Golden Rose Awards.
The gorgeous Janhvi Kapoor floored everyone with her first ever live performance but the biggest compliment that came her way was from Alia Bhatt.
Says a source, “This was the first time Janhvi was performing on stage and was nervous and excited. She danced to her hit song Zingaat and the audience loved it …in fact it was one of the best performances of the evening and Alia Bhatt even gave her a standing ovation. Earlier in the past too Alia mentioned how she felt Janhvi is supremely talented at a brand event and Janhvi was really excited about it because she is extremely fond of Alia and even rated her on the top spot when it came to acting talent during her rapid fire with Koffee With Karan .”