Janhvi Kapoor on Coping with Sridevi’s Death: Embracing Religion and Superstition for Solace

Janhvi Kapoor Opens Up About Coping with Sridevi’s Death: How Embracing Religion and Superstition Helped Her Find Solace and Transformation. Read On!

Janhvi Kapoor on Coping with Sridevi’s Death: Embracing Religion and Superstition for Solace

Janhvi Kapoor on Finding Solace in Religion and Superstition After Sridevi’s Death

In a recent interview with Lallantop while promoting her upcoming film 'Mr and Mrs Mahi,' Janhvi Kapoor candidly discussed the profound impact of her mother Sridevi's passing on her life. She revealed that the loss led her to a deeper exploration of her spiritual and religious beliefs. Janhvi shared that Sridevi, a legendary figure in Indian cinema, was notably superstitious about certain activities. Following her mother's untimely death, Janhvi found solace in these superstitions and religious practices, which have since become a significant part of her coping mechanism and personal transformation. This shift has not only helped her navigate through her grief but has also provided her with a sense of connection to her late mother.

Janhvi Kapoor reflected on her late mother Sridevi's beliefs and how they influenced her after Sridevi's passing. 'She believed in things like, ‘certain activities should be done on specific dates,’ ‘don’t cut hair on Fridays as it will prevent Goddess Lakshmi from entering the house,’ and ‘avoid wearing black on Fridays.’ I never believed in such superstitions,' Janhvi admitted. 'However, after she passed away, I started believing in them, maybe even too much. I don’t know if I was this religious and spiritually inclined when she was around. (When she was alive) we all followed these practices because Mamma did. But following her demise, the relationship our culture and history have with Hinduism… I think I started taking refuge in our religion a lot more.'

Janhvi Kapoor also explained her mother's devotion to Lord Balaji of the Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh. She fondly recalled that Sridevi often invoked 'Narayan Narayan Narayan' throughout the day. 'She used to visit the temple every year on her birthday when she was working. After her marriage, she stopped going,' Janhvi shared. The 'Roohi' actress revealed that after her mother’s demise, she decided to honor this tradition by visiting the temple every year on Sridevi's birthday. The first time she did, Janhvi became very emotional but also found a profound sense of mental peace.

Janhvi Kapoor discussed whether she has processed her mother's absence, candidly admitting, 'I don’t think I’ve processed it yet. I talk about her more now because I like remembering her. Initially, I wondered why people kept asking me about the incident.' She also reflected on the time she was promoting her debut film 'Dhadak,' revealing that she used her work to escape the reality of losing her mother. 'In that realm, if I was reminded that she was no more, I couldn’t deal with it. There was a lot going on in my head,' she added.

About 'Mr & Mrs Mahi' Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao's Upcoming Film 

Janhvi Kapoor's upcoming film, the sports drama 'Mr & Mrs Mahi,' co-starring Rajkummar Rao, is set to hit cinemas on May 31. Directed by Sharan Sharma, known for his debut directorial 'Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl' (2020), and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, the film completed the censor process well in advance. Surprisingly, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) passed the film without any cuts, awarding it a 'U' certificate. 'Mr & Mrs Mahi' follows the story of a cricket-enthusiastic couple whose lives take a turn when the husband decides to provide cricket training to his wife, promising an engaging narrative for audiences to look forward to.

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