Actor Janhvi Kapoor accepts her privileged background. In an interview with a leading journalist from a leading channel, Janhvi said she has been ‘extremely lucky’.
Janhvi said, “I haven’t had to deal with the kind of things that most women have to deal with. Because I do come from a slightly more privileged background and so I have been extremely lucky in the way that I have been treated and the opportunities that I have gotten.”
Janhvi is playing the title role in her upcoming biopic film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
Janhvi added, “I don’t think I have anything to complain about, but hearing her story, being in a simulated environment, when knowing that she’s been in probably these real situations, I don’t know if I can say maybe sympathise, but it made me come close to watch it may have been like, and it, of course, broadened my horizon and perspective of what women might be going through,”
Talking has also admitted that every day sexism is rampant in the film industry and that she sometimes has to deal with it.
In the interview, Janhvi also said, “I had a very different expectation of Gunjan before meeting her. Gunjan didn’t think of herself as a hero but only said that she was doing her job.“
Gunjan, along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan, was the first Indian women in combat during the Kargil war.