It’s not yet official. But it soon will be. Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s elder-born Jahnavi Kapoor is going places.As soon as she wraps up her work in her debut film Dhadak with Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khattar, Jahnavi will move to her second project.
We can say in all certainty that it will be Rohit Shetty’s Simba, the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit Temper. While the original starred N T Rama Rao Jr and Kajal Aggarwal the two roles will be essayed by Ranveer and Jahnavi in the Hindi remake.
According to a source in the know, Jahnavi’s role is being “substantially upgraded” as the space in the original for the heroine was “gender-constrained” due to the patriarchal profile of the Telugu film industry.
Says the source , “Jahnavi will be sharing a lot more screen space with Ranveer than Kajal Aggarwal in the original.Since Karan Johar is co-producing Simba it was his idea to cast Jahnavi.Boney had reservations about this project since he had seen the original and felt the heroine’s role was limited in scope. But Karan who is mentoring Jahnavi and launching her in Dhadak, assured Boney and Sridevi that a hardcore masala film with RohitShetty is just what Jahnavi’s career needs as its post-debut booster.”
It’s interesting see Jahnavi following in her legendary mother’s footsteps so early in her career by doing a Dhadak and Simba side by side. Sridevi balanced a Sadma with a Himmatwala.