Janhvi Kapoor questions why only female actors are asked about competition


Bollywood diva Sridevi’s eldest daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, has finally made her Bollywood debut with Dhadak which has hit cinema screens on Friday.

However, the actor says that as excited as she is to see new faces in the industry, she feels it is highly depressing to see female actresses being pitted against each other as is the case with her and Sara Ali Khan.

Sara, daughter of actor Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, will foray into Bollywood with Kedarnath later this year and Janhvi says that she has high hopes for the upcoming actor and believes actors can coexist as it is not “the survival of the fittest kind of situation”.

“I’m really excited to see so many new faces, so much new talent. I’ve had the pleasure to know Sara. I think she’s stunning, she is full of so much life and energy. I’m so much excited to see what she’ll bring. So I know she’s going to kill it,” Janhvi said.

Janhvi further commented that she had often been asked about her ‘competition’ with Sara while her co-star Ishaan Khatter escaped such questions.

“Over the course of this past month, I’ve been asked about competition a lot. I find it odd because Ishaan hasn’t been asked about it. And I think that’s because I’m a girl. It’s sad that sometimes we make it about how only one of the girls can be successful because we are very capable of being happy for each other. I think it’s not a nice thing to put on the young girls in our society. I don’t think it’s survival of the fittest kind of situation. Coexisting is natural and it should be encouraged amongst young girls…”

Khatter, who is also Shahid Kapoor’s brother, made his debut with Majid Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds and Sunny Deol’s son, Karan, is set to enter films with home production, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which is expected to release in later this year.

Dhadak is the Hindi adaptation of critically-acclaimed 2016 Marathi film Sairat.