Janhvi Kapoor recently opened up about her dream to work in a South film in an interview with Rajeev Masand. When asked about her interest in regional cinema, Janhvi said that she is obsessed with Keerthy Suresh-starrer Mahanati.
“I watch a lot of classics because I feel they were much ahead of what we are doing now. However, I am a huge fan of Rinku Rajguru and Keerthy Suresh. I have lost count of how many times I have seen Mahanati. After watching the film, I called up Keerthy and started crying because there’s a genuine love I have for her,” Janhvi said in a few months old interview.
She added, “I feel that a lot of regional work in general, that is not necessarily mainstream, is churning out so much amazing work and performances because I don’t think they have the pressure of commercials as much (as Bollywood).”
She also said that it’s her dream to work in a South film. “My playlist on my phone is just music from the South. It’s a dream of mine to star in a Mani Ratnam film with no make-up, donning a white choli and dancing in the waterfall to an AR Rehman track.”
Though language is a barrier, Janhvi said she can understand Tamil. “I have heard mom (Sridevi) speak the language so much that I can learn it quickly.”