The debut film of Sridevi & Boney Kapoor’s eldest daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother has been causing a stir in media circles. To add to it, Karan Johar just shared new posters of the film and there’s no mistaking Janhvi Kapoor’s resemblance to her famous mother. While she makes her stellar debut in Dhadak, Ishaan Khattar who stars opposite her, has already starred in director Majid Majid’s upcoming drama film Beyond The Clouds which is set to open at the International Film Festival, making this his second film.
Dhadak is a Hindi adaptation of the Marathi hit film Sairat (2016) which tells the story of a romance between an upper caste girl and a lower caste boy, set in the countryside. One can’t help but notice the comfortable chemistry between the two actors in the posters. The portrayal is akin is to the Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Ram-Leela in the sense that the couple have a playful and flirty chemistry. Janhvi’s lehenga choli and Ishaan’s bandhani shirt are also reminiscent of the movie.
Dhadak is being directed by Shashank Khaitan who has earlier worked on films like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Despite the talk of nepotism in Bollywood, after the release of the poster, audiences seem keen to take a look at the next generation of star kids. The Karan Johar produced Dhadak is set to start shooting in December and its release has been scheduled for July of 2018.