Janhvi Kapoor was in a celebratory mood as she stepped out to receive one of the first awards of the season for her debut film Dhadak. Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter had a tough year as the actress lost her biggest support, mother Sridevi in an unfortunate accident. The young actress has moved on and is immersing herself in work. Her debut film was well received and even broke the first day collection record of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan’s Student Of The Year. The film also got the best opening that any other newcomer would have got in their first movie. And even as the family is trying to cope up with the loss, a recent film trailer tried to play on their personal tragedy.
That’s right, internet’s wink sensation, Priya Prakash Varrier was all set to mark her Bollywood debut this year with a film titled Sridevi Bungalow. However, the trailer was slammed and the actress was criticised widely online. Many felt that the movie sensationalised and wasn’t in good taste. In her defence, Priya said, “Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie... We have to leave it to the audience to judge if the film is based on the veteran actress Sridevi ma'am”
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However, Boney Kapoor will not let a film that has some uncanny resemblance with the Chandni actress’ life. The director of Sridevi Bungalow, Prashant too defended his movie and said, “He (Boney Kapoor) wanted us to alter the name of our movie within 24 hours. We sent him a reply explaining that Sridevi was a common name and there was no logic in objecting to it. It is just a coincidence that my movie tells the tale of an actress named Sridevi.”
Recently, Janhvi was at an event to receive an award. The actress was quizzed about Priya Prakash Varrier’s Hindi film and an upset Janhvi just walked off. This did not come as a surprise because a source had informed Deccan Chronicle that for Boney Kapoor, “A sleazy representation of his wife's life is unacceptable. He will not rest easy until this project is aborted.” Apparently, the filmmaker does not want to “play into their (Sridevi Bungalow makers) hands and make any statement as these people are only looking at how to generate curiosity in their pathetic film.” Kapoor has vowed to take “every legal step to prevent this sleazy film from being made”.
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While Priya Prakash Varrier’s Sridevi bungalow is in trouble, another south Indian actress, Rakul Preet portrayed the Lamhe heroine on screen in the NTR biopic.