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A Look Back On Janhvi Kapoor’s Bollywood Journey

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Janhvi Kapoor is one of the few young actors in the industry who has a unique portfolio of films. Ever since making her debut in the 2018 film, Dhadak, Kapoor has wowed the audience with her constant growth as an actor. She began experimenting with different genres of films very early in her career, making her stand apart from her fellow stars. Her upcoming film Good Luck Jerry shows Kapoor in a completely unique and different role.

The actor plays the role of Jaipreet ‘Jerry’ Sethi, a small town girl from Bihar who finds herself in Punjab in search of work to provide for her ailing mother. In desperate need of money, Jerry turns to a local drug lord and ends up becoming a drug smuggler while finding herself on an interesting adventure.

With the trailer launch of her upcoming film, Good Luck Jerry making some major waves, we look back at her performances that have made her stand out from the crowd...

Dhadak (2018)

The remake of the blockbuster Marathi film, Sairat, Dhadak revolves around a young girl from an influential, upper-class family who falls in love with a boy from the lower caste, starting a journey of forbidden love as the couple navigates their life while trying to make a place for themselves in the world. Playing the role of Parthavi Singh, Kapoor steps into the Indian cinema with just absolute grace and her undeniable chemistry with her co-star Ishaan Khatter makes the film a lot fresher.

Ghost Stories (2020)

A collection of short horror films directed by some of the finest directors of Indian Cinema, Ghost Stories comes in as a fresh yet spooky breath of air. Kapoor was a part of the first short film directed by Zoya Akhtar where she along with Surekha Sikri and Vijay Varma give the audience a chilling performance to remember.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020)

Taking on a biopic when you are starting out in the industry is no joke, but Kapoor rose to the challenge and delivered a powerful performance. Portraying the role of an Indian Air Force officer, one of the first woman pilots to fly in a combat zone, Kapoor’s performance did justice to the icon Gunjan Saxena was.

Roohi (2021)

Stepping once again into the horror genre, but only this time, the spooky was mixed with a healthy dose of humour. Starring alongside Rajkumar Rao and Varun Sharma, Kapoor plays the role of the titular Roohi. In the movie, she gets kidnapped by two men who have concocted a convoluted scheme to get her married to someone, only to realise that Roohi is possessed by a paranormal spirit who refuses to quit. With a fun blend of comedy and horror, Roohi was a film that showed us Kapoor’s versatility as an actor.