Janhvi Kapoor writes an emotional letter to her mum Sridevi, dedicating her debut film Dhadak to her Advertisement

Janhvi Kapoor writes an emotional letter to her mum Sridevi, dedicating her debut film Dhadak to her

Sweet tribute

By ELLE team  July 19th, 2018

After touring different cities to promote her debut film Dhadak, Janhvi Kapoor is all but ready for its grand release tomorrow. And to make the film even more special, the 21-year-old actor has penned down a heartfelt letter to her mum Sridevi in which she dedicates the film to her. The letter will be screened right at the start of the film, and will be accompanied by a picture of the mother and daughter duo.

It was because of her tight schedule shooting for Dhadak earlier this year that Janhvi couldn’t stay back in Dubai after her cousin Mohit Marwah’s wedding, where Sridevi tragically passed away at the age of 54.   

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This is the second time the young starlet has taken to sharing her feelings about her mum — on her birthday this year, Janhvi posted a letter on Instagram, beseeching everyone to love their parents, cherish them and stay devoted to them.

On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.

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In a recent interview, Janhvi opened up about how when her mum saw a short trailer for Dhadak, her first reaction was that her mascara was smeared — such was Sridevi’s painstaking attention to detail. Janhvi also spoke about how her younger sister Khushi played a maternal role in helping her heal. Step-siblings Arjun and Anshula Kapoor have also rekindled their bond with the sisters and are a huge support system for them. 

You are the reason for our strength. Love you, happy birthday Arjun bhaiya

A post shared by Janhvi Kapoor (@janhvikapoor) on Jun 25, 2018 at 12:49pm PDT

All the times we spotted Janhvi and Sridevi twinning:

All the proof you need that Sridevi and Janhvi have been twinning for years. Seriously, how cute are those denim dungarees?

The duo picked similar white and silver Manish Malhotra ensembles with matching earrings. Heck, they're even wearing their hair the same way.

The two shared a mutual love for all things classic... the white-shirt-and-blue-jeans combo included.

The mother and daughter are a vision in white, wearing outfits by their favourite designer Manish Malhotra (again).

Sridevi and Janhvi pick matching scarves, styled with oversized coats.

The two complement each other in white and gold gowns by Manish Malhotra.

The mother and daughter duo pick floral embellished ensembles by designer Anamika Khanna.

In complementing shades of purple.

When Janhvi paid tribute to her mother by wearing her sari to collect her posthumous National Award.

How can a style connoisseur's wardrobe ever be complete without black?

Sridevi and Janhvi effortlessly pull off matching sleeveless white tops with contrasting trousers.

Sridevi was always up for experimenting, whether it meant skipping the traditional blouse and opting for a shirt to go with her lehenga. Clearly, Janhvi inherited that.

The mother and daughter dazzle in gold sequinned dresses.

Prints play an important role, too. It's interesting to note how Janhvi's outfit that she's worn in Dhadak is similar to Sridevi's sari from English Vinglish. 

You almost won't recognised Sridevi here, but you will most definitely recognise her style that definitely inspired Janhvi.


The mother and daughter match their opulent side yet again.