Janhvi Kapoor, the elder daughter of actress Sridevi who died suddenly in Dubai last month, turned 21 on Tuesday.
Her cousin, Sonam Kapoor, posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: “To one of the strongest girls I know, who became a woman today. Happy birthday Jannu. Janhvi Kapoor, 21st birthday.”
Manish Malhotra, whose creations have been worn by Janhvi on multiple occasions and who was also one of Sridevi’s favourite designers, also shared a photograph with the mother-daughter duo.
“Happy Birthday my dearest Janhvi Kapoor. May God bless you with happiness, love, peace and just everything,” Malhotra wrote.
Janhvi is slated to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak, produced by Karan Johar. It is a launchpad Sridevi was excited about. The late actress said last year that she was confident that her daughter was ready to take on the challenges that the industry would throw at her.
In an emotional note on Instagram last week, Janhvi said she felt a “gnawing hollowness” within her.
The older of Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor’s two daughters, Janhvi opened up only a week after her mother’s death due to accidental drowning in a hotel’s bathtub on February 24.
“On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace,” she wrote.
Now as Janhvi steps into films with Dhadak, she has said she is only going to work towards making her mother proud.
“Every morning, all that I would do was (wake up) with the hope that one day you’d be as proud of me as I was of you. But I promise I’ll wake up every day with the same thought. Because you’re here and I can feel you,” she added.