Yes, the buzz is true. Janhvi Kapoor has been paired opposite superstar Vijay Deverakonda in Puri Jagannath’s Telugu film.
Janhvi who made a debut with ‘Dhadak’ opposite Ishaan Khatter will now be seen following her mother’s steps and it’s very special for her to make her debut in her mother’s home town.
Her father Boney Kapoor has also produced a film down south and is super happy to have Janhvi enter the south industry as he has a soft corner for the industry.
Janhvi is just a film old but it’s noteworthy to recognise how many interesting projects this 22 year old is lined up with. She will be seen in Zoya Akhtar directorial Netflix movie ‘Ghost Stories’ and her second commercial film which is a biopic ‘Gunjan Saxena’ will release on 13th March,2020.
Besides these two projects Janhvi is busy shooting for ‘Dostana 2’ under Dharma Productions alongside Kartik Aaryan and newcomer Lakshya. Janhvi has been signed for ‘Rooh Afza’ with superstar Rajkumar Rao and Karan Johar’s multi-starrer ‘Takht’.
Janhvi will be paid 3.5 crores for her Telugu debut with supertsar Vijay Deverakonda and it is said that Karan Johar negotiated this handsome deal for her.
Vijay rose to fame with superhit ‘Arjun Reddy’ that was remade in Hindi as ‘Kabir Singh’ which made him a well known name even in Bollywood. Also Karan Johar was quite impressed with his performance in ‘Dear Comrade’ that released earlier this year in four languages- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam and even bought the film.
Vijay won’t be doing this film in Bollywood as he in his interview had stated that he would never want to act in a remake of his own film as that limits his craft and adventure of doing, exploring something new.
Karan is quite impressed with Vijay and he often invites Vijay for Bollywood star studded parties so that Vijay becomes familiar with the industry and we hope to see him make his Bollywood debut soon.
Janhvi had confessed her admiration for Vijay Deverakonda on Anaita Shroff’s talk show ‘Feet Up With The Stars’ that streams on Voot. She is lucky to have got this project with Vijay.