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Janhvi Kapoor, the frequently criticised poster girl for nepotism, gives a calm and competent performance in Good Luck Jerry that should put an end to the "nepo kid" jabs for the time being.
Good Luck Jerry, starring Janhvi Kapoor, debuted on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday. This is Janhvi's third direct-OTT release in her brief career (after Ghost Stories and Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl in 2020). Two of these, incidentally, feature some of her best work and demonstrate the young actor's tremendous promise. Since she debuted in the industry with Dhadak in 2018, Janhvi has been the target of claims of favouritism and nepotism. After all, she is Karan Johar's well-known favourite and the daughter of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, two legendary actors. But with Good Luck Jerry, Janhvi demonstrates that she can remain in this position only on the basis of her talent, defying any slurs directed at her as a "nepo kid" on social networks. Also see: Janhvi Kapoor acknowledges that her parents, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, are largely to blame for her success.
Trolls frequently accuse Janhvi of two things: that she can't act, and that she is only in the business because of her connections. The term "nepo child," which has been Kangana Ranaut's new favourite insult, has been thrown around for her a lot online. It hasn't been helped by movies like Roohi. However, with only six albums released in a career, this accusation is scarcely credible. She portrays a Bihari immigrant in Punjab in Good Luck Jerry; both cultures are very foreign to her. And yet she succeeds in treating them fairly. Her Bihari pronunciation is decent but not flawless. Of course, Mita Vashisht, who plays her mother, does it better, but it's still impressive to do even slightly worse than an actor of her calibre.
Janhvi has been having two problems. The first is, of course, the frequent comparisons to her mother Sridevi that fans and even critics make. It is unreasonable to pit any actor against a performer with Sridevi's talent. She was a unique actor in her generation. She is unlike anyone who has ever existed and probably never will. Janhvi does not need to be her, though. She only needs to be the best version of herself; that ought to be plenty.
Her fellow performers have caused the second issue. In the short time of her career, Sridevi has been cast with some of the best actors in the nation. It was Ashutosh Rana in Dhadak, and Surekha Sikri and Vijay Varma in Ghost Stories. She worked alongside Pankaj Tripathi, Manav Vij, and Vineet Kumar Singh in Gunjan Saxena, while Mita Vashisht and Deepak Dobriyal are her co-stars in Good Luck Jerry. The audience constantly contrasts her performances with those of these formidable artists. She does fall short, but most people would. Additionally, Gunjan Saxena and Good Luck Jerry have demonstrated that the margin is closing. In a scene with, she no longer feels out of place.
What the general public frequently appears to misunderstand about Bollywood's star offspring is that there is no cabal making sure only they remain in the business. Star children have visibility, something the typical outsiders lack. They have spent years in the spotlight even before signing their first flicks. Star children may draw attention to a project in a way that other newbies can only hope for thanks to their millions of social media followers and loyal fans. Producers tend to think of them as safe bets because of this. However, that visibility will only allow you to enter through the entrance. Yes, that is a big problem for many. But after making their big debuts, so many celebrity youngsters lose their fame because they lack the talent or the motivation.