The trailer of Dhadak was released on 11 June 2018 at a star-studded launch event. The much-anticipated trailer has 14 million views and counting on YouTube. Deemed to be the Hindi remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat, Dhadak stars Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in lead roles. The movie is directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced under the banner of Dharma Productions.
The families of both the actors came out in support of them at the trailer launch. Janhvi seemed visibly nervous because as Karan Johar said it was her first time with movie promotions. However, Karan, as usual, guided both the newcomers throughout the press meet. At the end of the meet, he also said that Janhvi and Ishaan weren’t cast only because of the names they carry but also because of their hard work and the urge to prove themselves.
Shashank Khaitan has mentioned previously that unlike Sairat, Dhadak is set in a Mewadi backdrop. The vibrant sets, picturesque locations, and colorful costumes are evidently visible in the trailer. Dhadak definitely has all the makings of a Dharma movie. Evidently, Dhadak is not Sairat, not all of it. What we do get is a glimpse of the Hindi version of the crowd favorite song, Zinghat. Dhadak’s trailer runs high on emotions, heart-warming moments, chase sequences, etc. But most of all Janhvi and Ishaan give us an innocent love story worth watching. Janhvi and Ishaan seem to have put in their hearts and maximum efforts into the film.
Sairat was a masterstroke with phenomenal performances by Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. However, it would be unfair to compare both, the movie and the actors. Will Dhadak be able to retain the original essence and spirit of Sairat? Find out at your nearest cinemas on 20 July 2018.