Boney Kapoor Reveals Sridevi’s Hopes: ‘Never Thought Her Daughters Would…’

Sridevi, the legendary Bollywood actress, had aspirations for her daughter Janhvi Kapoor that extended far beyond the glitz and glamour of the film industry. In a recent revelation by Boney Kapoor, Sridevi’s husband, it was shared that Sridevi never envisioned any of her daughters following in her footsteps as actors. Instead, she harboured dreams of Janhvi’s future that revolved around a traditional and familial milestone – her wedding.

A Mother’s Hopes And Dreams

According to Boney Kapoor, Sridevi often discussed her vision for Janhvi’s marriage, indicating a strong desire for her daughter to embrace a more conventional path in life. Despite the family’s deep roots in the film industry, Sridevi’s aspirations for Janhvi transcended the silver screen, focusing on a life beyond the spotlight.

Janhvi kapoor with mom sridevi
Janhvi Kapoor with mom Sridevi

In a candid interview, the producer said, “She never wanted any of her daughters to be actors. She was thinking ke inki shaadi karenge. Jab bhi hum kisi ki shaadi pe jaate the toh sochte the ke hum Janhvi ki shaadi bhi aise karenge. Koi aisa hi ladka mil jaaye. Kabhi khayaal nahi aaya ke heroine banayenge. Badte badte badte ek din… Humko ek din laga doctor banegi, humko ek din laga kuch aur banegi. Suddenly, ek din aa ke maa ko bolti mere ko bhi acting karni hai.”

(English translation: She envisioned Janhvi and Khushi marrying. Whenever we went to a wedding, Sridevi and I would take inspiration from it and imagine how we would get Janhvi married. She wanted Janhvi to find a wonderful boy. We never thought she would become a heroine. One day, we felt she wanted to become a doctor. Another day, we thought she would become something else. Suddenly, one day, she came and told us, Mom, I  also want to do acting.”)

Janhvi’s Journey

Despite Sridevi’s reservations about her daughters entering the film industry, Janhvi Kapoor expressed her passion for acting, eventually debuting with “Dhadak” in 2018. Janhvi’s decision to pursue acting marked a departure from her mother’s wishes but also showcased her determination to forge her path in cinema.

Legacy And Individuality

Sridevi’s legacy as a versatile and iconic actress inspires many, but her aspirations for her daughters reveal a different facet of her character – that of a caring and traditional mother who valued family and tradition above all else.

Janhvi’s journey into acting reflects her individuality and underscores the complexities of balancing personal dreams with familial expectations. In the tapestry of their lives, Sridevi’s vision for Janhvi adds a poignant layer of depth, showcasing the intricate interplay between tradition, ambition, and the ever-unfolding narratives of family and career.