Janhvi Kapoor made her debut in the film industry with the 2018 film Dhadak. Ever since, she has worked on projects such as Gunjan Saxena, Ghost Stories, Roohi, and now, Good Luck Jerry. The film released on July 29, on Disney+ Hotstar. Janhvi, in conversation with IndiaToday.in, spoke about Good Luck Jerry, mentor Karan Johar and so much more.
‘I LOVED KOLAMAVU KOKILA’
Good Luck Jerry is the Hindi remake of Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, starring Nayanthara in the lead. In an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in, Janhvi Kapoor revealed why she chose to be a part of a remake. “I loved Kolamavu Kokila, I thought it was such a fun film and I thought that Sidharth (Sengupta) my director’s take on Kolamavu Kokila was so different and so exciting. I think that’s exactly what I wanted to do at that point,” said the actress.
‘THERE WILL BE COMPARISONS WITH KOLAMAVU KOKILA’
Ask her the pros and cons of starring in a popular film remake, and Janhvi replied, “Pro is definitely that you know this film has worked. It has connected with people, so that security is there. The cons, I think is that a large number of audiences must have seen the film in that content and there will be comparisons, but I think that our intention with the film is to do a take on it because it’s a fun story. It’s a fun world and this is our take on it. If that story happened in a completely different environment, not in South India, in North India, then what would it be like?”
‘GOOD LUCK JERRY IS A LITTLE HIGH-OCTANE’
The character of Jerry is quite an emotionally draining one. Talking about the challenges she had to face during the shoot, the Roohi actress explained, “Actually, I watched the original film before the narration of Good Luck Jerry. I think that Jerry is on a roller-coaster journey in the film and it’s a little high-octane in terms of she’s going through a lot, always. So to be in that state, I think the emotional state was slightly draining.”
‘I’VE JUST BEEN EMPOWERED ENOUGH BY MY FATHER AND KARAN JOHAR’
Janhvi made her debut in 2018 with Dhadak and has made quite a mark for herself in the industry. When asked about her inspiration and motivation, Janhvi said, “I think I’ve just been empowered enough by my father (Boney Kapoor), by people like Karan (Johar) who has been so encouraging to make my own decisions, to make me believe in myself enough to feel like if I like a subject, if I like a script, then I should and I can do it. And I shouldn’t think about, ‘who is the hero, or is there any hero, is it commercial or is it not’.”
She further added, “I think the first time I learned that lesson was with Gunjan Saxena because, after Dhadak, it was the most, I wouldn’t say unpredictable but not a conventional choice for me to make. I just think that Karan believed in me enough to give me that film, and the fact that it was well-received, made me feel okay. That was a very fruitful and enriching experience and if I can continue to have experiences like that and people seem to be responding positively to it, then, I love this job.”
Good Luck Jerry is a Hindi adaptation of the 2018 Tamil film Kolamavu Kokila, produced by Aanand L. Rai. Apart from this, Janhvi is also part of Mili with Sunny Kaushal, a remake of Helen. Apart from this, she also has a sports film Mr and Mrs Mahi with Rajkummar Rao and Bawaal with Varun Dhawan.
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