Janhvi Kapoor Felt 'Sexualized' By Media After Seeing Her Pics On Adult Site.
Janhvi Kapoor Felt 'Sexualized' By Media After Seeing Her Pics On Adult Site.

Janhvi Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming sports drama ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’, recently opened up about her experiences of feeling sexualized by the media at a very young age. During a discussion with co-star Rajkummar Rao and producer Karan Johar on the Dharma Productions YouTube channel, Janhvi shared that she first encountered this uncomfortable situation when she was just 12-13 years old.

Janhvi Kapoor On Karan Johar Show

In the conversation, Karan Johar asked Janhvi Kapoor how she deals with the ongoing objectification she faces. Janhvi recalled, “The first time I felt sexualized by the media was when I was 12-13 years old. I attended an event with my mom and dad, and photos of me appeared online. Social media was just starting to gain traction, and I discovered my pictures on what seemed like a pornographic site. Boys at my school were looking at these photos and laughing.”

She described the experience as particularly challenging. “It’s a very weird thing to navigate, and I’ve been dealing with it for a long time. I feel very apologetic about where I come from and I need to get over that. I know others deal with this in a different, perhaps more terrifying way. But for me, it was complicated. There’s a sort of character assassination that happens when a girl dresses in a way that makes her seem comfortable with her sexuality,” she explained.

Janhvi Kapoor In ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’

In ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’, Janhvi Kapoor plays a doctor with a passion for cricket, who is trained by her husband, portrayed by Rajkummar Rao, to become a cricketer. The film, directed by Sharan Sharma, is set to release on May 31. Sharan Sharma previously directed Janhvi in ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’. Janhvi mentioned that she underwent six months of intensive training to prepare for her role as a cricketer. “It was an exhaustive process to get into the character and sync into the role,” she shared in an interview with Mid-Day.

Apart from ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’, Janhvi has a busy year ahead. She will be seen in the political thriller ‘Ulajh’ and the Pan-India project ‘Devara’ alongside Jr NTR and Saif Ali Khan. Rajkummar Rao also has an exciting lineup with films like ‘Stree 2’ and ‘Vicky Vidya Ka Woh Wala Video’ slated for release in 2024. Janhvi’s candid reflections on her experiences as a young star highlight the complexities and pressures faced by those growing up in the public eye.

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