Un­fair to com­pare star kids to par­ents: Sridevi

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

That ac­tor Sridevi isn’t com­fort­able with her daugh­ters Jhanvi (be­low, right) and Khushi be­ing un­der me­dia glare is some­thing she has spo­ken about. But as spec­u­la­tion around 20-yearold Jhanvi’s big Bol­ly­wood de­but gains steam, Sridevi re­futes the as­sump­tion that star kids have it easy in the film in­dus­try.

“It’s more re­spon­si­bil­ity for star kids. In­stead of hav­ing things easy, ex­pec­ta­tion is higher. They are com­pared to their par­ents, and that’s un­fair,” says the 53-year-old. She adds, “If you’re not good, it’s not go­ing to be a cake­walk even if you are a star kid. In fact, it’s the op­po­site. There’s more pres­sure on them and they have to work harder.”

Hav­ing re­port­edly bagged a role in the re­make of a Marathi film, Jhanvi is ru­moured to be mak­ing her Bol­ly­wood de­but in a Karan Jo­har film. Sridevi says that she would’ve liked Jhanvi’s de­but to be a “big sur­prise” for ev­ery­one.

“I’m con­cerned about my chil­dren be­ing so much in the me­dia. I would’ve been happy if Jhanvi would all of a sud­den star in a movie. Now, she is al­ready in the me­dia. But yes, the times have changed, so you bet­ter ac­cept it,” says Sridevi.

The ac­tor, how­ever, says that it may just be her ner­vous­ness as a par­ent, be­cause Jhanvi seems to be at ease with the pa­parazzi. “You can see from the pic­tures that she is very calm and com­fort­able. The chil­dren, nowa­days, are smart and prac­ti­cal. They are [way more] chilled out,” she says.



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