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Khushi is very maternal with me: Janhvi Kapoor after losing mother Sridevi


In an interview with Karan Johar, actress Janhvi Kapoor has spoken about her last moments with her late actress mother Sridevi.

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Actress Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor, who lost her mother in a freak accident earlier this year, has spoken about her last moments with the late actress. Janhvi was recently interviewed by filmmaker Karan Johar for Vogue India magazine.

Sridevi drowned in a bath tub in her Dubai hotel room on 24 February this year. She was in Dubai to attend the wedding of her nephew, actor Mohit Marwah.

"The day before she left for the wedding, I had to shoot, but I couldn’t sleep, so I was like, 'I need you to come and put me to sleep'. But she was packing, so by the time she came to me I was half asleep. But I could feel her patting my head,” Janvhi told Johar.

Much before she took up films, Janhvi came into the spotlight as a young fashionista who would accompany her mother to social gatherings and media events.

"Your mum always looked perfect. You and [younger sister] Khushi are teen fashionistas and, unknowingly, you’re setting trends," Johar told Janhvi.

“I think other than films this is something that we have bonded over. We love clothes and are roughly the same size. We enjoy dressing up. Papa would call us 'three women on a mission' when we shopped. He has always been very into our look — he’d approve them or make us change. And all of those photos of mom and me before events? He clicked them,” replied Janhvi.

Despite being the older sister, Janhvi revealed that it is Khushi who looks after her.

Responding to Johar’s query on whether she now feels more maternal to Khushi now, the actress who will make her debut with the film Dhadak (2018) said, “I have always been very bad at that. Khushi is very maternal with me. I am a full baby. She takes care of me. Now she comes and puts me to sleep sometimes.”

Sridev is said to have watched 25 minutes of footage from Janhvi’s debut film, Dhadak.  Asked what she felt about it, Janhvi said: “She was very technical about it. The first thing she told me was the things I needed to improve — she felt the mascara was smudged and it really bothered her. The second half has to be different, she told me, 'You can’t wear anything on your face'. That’s all she told me but she was happy.”

The interview will be out in the next edition of Vogue India which will hits the stands on 1 June.