Jhanvi knows what she is get­ting into: Sridevi

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“LET ME TELL you, I feel like a new­comer,” Sridevi as­serts, break­ing into a gig­gle al­most rem­i­nis­cent from her ahead-of-times 1991 film Lamhe, even as she pre­pares to let her el­der daugh­ter loose in the Bol­ly­wood world. She says noth­ing comes easy in life, and she is sure Jhanvi is ready to face the chal­lenges.

Jhanvi, who is fre­quently fol­lowed by the pa­parazzi in Mum­bai, will re­port­edly foray into films with a re­make of Marathi hit Sairat.

Steer­ing clear of di­vulging de­tails about Jhanvi’s de­but, Sridevi said: “She has cho­sen this path and pro­fes­sion, and I have been in this in­dus­try for long. So I am men­tally more pre­pared than her. She has been watch­ing me, and knows what she is get­ting into.”

“Noth­ing is go­ing to be a cake­walk in any pro­fes­sion. So you have to work hard, and there will be chal­lenges. I’m sure she is ready for it.”

As her last project Mom, which will soon re­lease in Rus­sia, nears its world tele­vi­sion pre­miere on &Pic­tures on Satur­day, Sridevi spoke about her wor­ries as a par­ent.

“I’m of course wor­ried when they go out, but luck­ily, they know their lim­its and they are very re­spon­si­ble chil­dren. When you have re­spon­si­ble chil­dren, half the bat­tle is over. So, you don’t have to worry. But you are con­cerned. The con­cern will never go, and you’ll al­ways be con­scious about them,” said the 54-year-old.

While most women ac­tors in In­dia com­plain about lack of roles for older ac­tresses, Sridevi re­torted: “Let me tell you, I feel that my ca­reer has just started, (gig­gles). I feel like a new­comer; I feel my ca­reer is go­ing to start now.”

She is also un­like many oth­ers - even much younger ac­tors - who are putting their life story into books.

“I haven’t achieved any­thing, where I write about my story or my book. There’s a long way to go,” she said.

Over the years, Sridevi has changed. “Look, with the time, I have def­i­nitely opened up. I’ve def­i­nitely been shy, but thanks to my chil­dren, I have opened up. Some­where, you have to change with the time.

“You can’t be like what you were... It doesn’t work that way. And do that (change) within your com­fort, not by go­ing out of it.”

Be­sides that, she says a pos­i­tive frame of mind, helps her look for­ward to what life has to of­fer.

“Be in a pos­i­tive frame of mind, be happy, ful­fil your goals, work hard... It never goes to waste.”

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