Actress Janhvi Kapoor said she has been subjected to criticism her whole life. Daughter of late actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, she said her family is now accustomed to criticism. Part of an entertainment family, her mother was an actor, her father a producer, uncles Anil and Sanjay Kapoor are also actors. Janhvi’s sister Khushi Kapoor too intends to pursue a career in acting.
Janhvi said she used to give a “lot of value” to criticism in her life, however, she realised that it has its positives and negatives. She said, “I gave it a lot of value at one point because I told myself it was important to understand the pulse of what the audience wants, what they’re saying, where I’m lacking, what I need to work on. I thought social media was a great platform to try and gauge that.”
Janhvi added, “But it has its positive and negatives. One also needs to identify that although many people are on social media that still isn’t the majority of people’s voice. It’s a huge part of what they’re thinking but they are many things to take into account, there are many variables. I’m used to the critiquing. I think I’ve been used it my whole life. We as a family have been used to it for a long time but you try to take from it what you can.”
Anil Kapoor too, spoke at the summit, adding he and his family are too subjected to trolling. He said, “When I feel certain kind of trolling is happening to any member of my family, not only me because obviously I being in films for so many years I am completely thick skin, affects me but not as much as it would affect Janhvi or Sonam or Rhea Kapoor or Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor or Arjun Kapoor. I am sure they get much more affected by it. But the younger generation is learning much faster on how to tackle this social media.”