Actor Janhvi Kapoor has opened up about her dating life, her mom Sridevi being protective, and how she now overshares with her dad, Boney Kapoor. She also said Bollywood shaped her ideas about love. Janhvi added that being honest with her parents about her love life made life easier.
In a conversation with Kusha Kapila on Swipe Ride with Tinder, Janhvi said that Sridevi once showed up at her school when she heard that Janhvi might be seeing a boy. The actor said, “Mumma came to my school when she found out this guy had a crush on me. She came to school and complained to my teacher. She’s barged into school, and she’s like, ‘I did not send her to the school so all of this rubbish could happen.’”
When asked if Bollywood has shaped her idea of love, Janhvi said, “It really depends on your frame of mind and the people in your life. Yes it has influenced my view on love a lot. Like, if a person isn’t that tadpaoing and dying for me and thinking about me, I’m like, then, ‘What are you doing? This isn’t fast food.’”
The actor also spoke about her first serious relationship, and shed light on why it did not work out. She said, “My first ever serious boyfriend was that same age and we were like chup chup ke milna and all of that, and there was a thrill in that. But unfortunately, that relationship ended because I had to lie so much. Mom and dad were like, ‘No, you will never have a boyfriend.’ They were very conservative.”
She added, “That’s when I realised, having your parents’ approval and having transparency with them makes everything so easy. It makes you feel so much more confident about your decisions, and having them to share things with and vice versa, it’s just very wholesome.” Janhvi is rumoured to be dating Shikhar Pahariya. On the work front, Janhvi was last seen in the film Bawaal opposite Varun Dhawan. She will next be seen in Mr and Mrs Mahi opposite Rajkummar Rao.