"Yeah, it has added a certain amount of pressure"
Janhvi Kapoor has admitted that being launched by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production has made her a “target for easy hate” but added that she does not regret it.
The actress made her debut in 2018’s Dhadak.
The film was produced by Karan Johar and his banner Dharma Productions.
Since then, Janhvi has starred in a number of other films produced by Karan. However, this has led many people to criticise her for her privilege and for getting roles over other actors.
Janhvi Kapoor has now addressed her privilege and admitted that being launched by Karan Johar has made her a target for hate.
Dharma Productions is one of the biggest film production houses in India.
It was set up by the late Yash Johar and is currently run by Karan Johar, his son.
The first two films Janhvi did – Dhadak and Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl – were produced by Dharma.
Because she is the daughter of Boney Kapoor and the late Sridevi, many have said that Janvhi has had an easy career compared to others as not many newcomers are given so many films by such a big production house.
When asked if her association with Dharma makes her an easy target for trolling, Janhvi Kapoor said:
“I think it comes with the fact that Dharma is such an iconic production house.
“I have realised whatever people say, the kind of curiosity and reach that Dharma has and the kind of interest it piques in audiences, may be unparalleled.
“Yeah, it has added a certain amount of pressure and also made me a target that is easy to hate.”
Despite the criticism, Janhvi does not regret beginning her journey with the production house and under Karan’s mentorship.
The 25-year-old continued: “But I will never, for a moment, regret it because what Dharma and Karan have given me makes me feel so unbelievably lucky and privileged.
“It’s more than that.
“If you know Karan and what that production house stands for, more than anything it’s creative decisions and a man’s creative vision that he sticks by.
“And I have so much respect. More than anything, it’s given me confidence and love and guidance from a maker like Karan.”
Meanwhile, Janhvi’s last release was Mili, which is a story of survival as a nursing graduate gets trapped inside a freezer.
The film marked her first collaboration with her father Boney Kapoor.
She also has Bawaal and Mr and Mrs Mahi in the pipeline.