Janhvi Kapoor has been busy promoting her recent release Good Luck Jerry that is an official remake of the Nayanthara black comedy Kolamavu Kokila. The film released on Disney+Hotstar last week and recently the actress was seen promoting it on B4U podcast Hear It Hear with Suchitra Pillai and Sudhi Sachdev. During the same, she spoke about how she is often only viewed as a star kid and often made to feel bad about belonging to a ‘privileged’ family.
Speaking her heart out, Janhvi Kapoor said, “During Dhadak and Gunjan, I have been made to feel that I got everything on a platter, and I got things I don’t deserve, which means that I am technically worthless, and I am getting opportunities because of the work my parents have done. At the same time, I also felt an overwhelming respect and love for my parents, and I am being given love and work because of that. But the truth is that I love acting and I live for it. I work my ass off to give it back to them for what they have done for me, and because I am doing what I do because of their love. And then I realized that what I can do is to enjoy my work. I do have respect for the fact that other people have lost out on the opportunity.
“I realized that what I can do is to make sure that I can give it more than my best and my everything. I don’t know about the beauty and talent I have, but I do I know about the hard work I have put in for all my films,” added the actress.
Further she went on to tell the podcast hosts about shooting with a lot of male member team on Good Luck Jerry, made her realize the kind of privileges actors have. “I was playing a girl from Bihar, in Punjab, amongst a gang, and I was the only girl in a group of thugs. They were all in character, and most technicians were also male. They did make me comfortable, but it does feel funny because there are these very sweaty groups of men whose job is to intimidate you. I was not allowed to go back into the van because my character never had such privileges. I suddenly realized that we actors have such privileges when everyone including the light dadas and others are sweating it out on the set.”
Janhvi Kapoor also spoke about her prep for Good Luck Jerry and about how she worked on her diction. “I started training for my diction and dialect. There is a specific rhythm to the Bihari accent and it’s so ‘meetha’ (sweet). Once you tap into the rhythm it’s difficult to get out of it.”
Good Luck Jerry is produced by Aanand L Rai and directed by Sidharth Sengupta.