Janhvi Kapoor didn’t just get her sharp sartorial sense from her late superstar mum, Sridevi. She also inherited her beauty, grace and head-turning ways. In a tête-à-tête, the Dhadak star gets candid about her life away from the silver screen — right from her morning beauty ritual to how the Kapoor sisters debate over fashion, this is Janhvi Kapoor, unfiltered.
ELLE: What’s your morning beauty ritual?
Janhvi Kapoor (JK): “Of late, I’ve started having a glass of lassi with full malai, every morning. It makes me feel happy from within, which I think helps.”
ELLE: Your go-to beauty look?
JK: “It’s very simple. I just apply a lip balm, and loads of sunscreen.”
ELLE: Your mum Sridevi was a huge style icon. Did she give you any grooming tips?
JK: “She was a perfectionist when it came to everything and I learnt a lot from watching her… Right from how she would get ready to the way she would carry herself.”
ELLE: Sridevi’s style was quite classic and chic. Do your sartorial sensibilities resonate with hers?
JK: “My personal style is comfortable. It also changes with my mood — it depends on where I am, what I’m doing and whom I’m meeting. Mostly you’ll find me in gym clothes. Lately, I’ve been wearing a lot of salwar kameezes. On other days, it’ll be a pair of ripped jeans, a crop top or a hoodie — that’s currently my go-to look.”
ELLE: You and Khushi share a style that’s pretty similar. Do you borrow from each other’s wardrobes?
JK: “We borrow from each other’s wardrobes a lot — she borrows a lot from mine, actually. But I don’t think our styles are very similar. Our body types are very different — she’s taller and slender, and that makes all the difference.”
ELLE: Do you fight over fashion at home?
JK: “We used to, but now we’ve struck a balance. We have an agreement that we can share everything, so it’s one giant closet. But if we get something new, we have to wear it before it gets shared.”
ELLE: And have you bought anything new lately?
JK: “I bought salwaar kameezes from Good Earth. Oh, and I went to Dilli Haat and bought three saris for my Kathak teachers and my Hindi teacher.”
ELLE: Your taste in fashion seems very ethnic.
JK: “Yeah, I’m having a phase. I think I still have the Dhadak hangover.”
ELLE: Apart from Kathak, what’s your fitness regimen like?
JK: “So I’ve just started doing Kathak, but I’m obsessive about going to the gym. I feel good when I work out. It’s mostly functional training and a lot of weights — the aim for me is to gain muscle.”
ELLE: 1 bedtime beauty ritual that’s responsible for your glowing skin?
JK: “I always make sure I moisturise before I sleep.”
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