Dhadak” which is the Hindi adaptation of Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi blockbuster “Sairat” (2016) is all pumped up to show up on screen. The release of the most awaited debut film of 2018 is just around the corner director Shashank Khaitan says it absolutely was necessary to assist Janhvi Kapoor to get through the non-public tragedy of losing her mother, veteran actor Sridevi, to fulfill his skilled commitments towards Dhadak. Kapoor resumed shooting for her debut among thirteen days of Sridevi’s ending this February, the filmmaker aforementioned.
“It was very important not just for me but for my entire team to isolate what had happened as a personal tragedy and get back to filmmaking in a professional way. Everything I felt at that point was dealt on a personal level,” said Jhanvi .it was very courageous of Jhanvi and her family who kept her from falling apart and managed to safeguard her career in the very beginning.
“When we came back on sets, it was really important that we focus on the film and not let it bog us down or do things differently because then we would be cheating the film,” Khaitan told PTI.
The director highly praises the newly born actor for showing a lot of courage and strength in tough times. He also revealed that when the diva returned to set, it worked very normal!
“We were behaving the way we were earlier and trying to make things normal. We had a proper 12-hour working day when she returned and we didn’t make any special efforts to reduce the time or go slower,” the director says.
“As someone who knows her and her family, there were certain things I would do differently on a personal level which I would continue to do. But as a film director, I had a responsibility not only towards her but to everybody associated with ‘Dhadak’,” he adds.
It came out as a sudden decision when the famous designer Manish Malhotra suggested the name of the 21-year-old to Karan Johar.
According to the director, Johar felt that there was “something nice and interesting” about Jhanvi, following which the director set up meetings with the then-aspiring actor while he was working on his last release “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”.
“Two months before ‘Badrinath…’ I started hanging out with her to understand her process and realized she knows cinema. By the third meeting, we were talking about how a character works in a film were the words of the director.
“I figured her process is similar to what I had learned from Naseeruddin Shah Sir. I gave her a few scenes of ‘Badri…’ and when she performed those, I knew she understood what she was doing,” Khaitan says.