Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s debut film is all set to hit the silver screen this Friday. The on-screen pair has been busy for the past couple of weeks doing several promotional activities. An adaptation of the Marathi film Sairat, Dhadak already has fans buzzing about the pair even before its release. But did you know about the qualification of these star kids?
Unlike Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan to name a few, many Bollywood celebs gave up their academic life to pursue a career in films. So when it comes to the daughter of late Sridevi and the brother of Shahid Kapoor, let’s see how far these two have fared.
As it turns out to be, both actors have passed their 12 standard – so, completed their schooling but did not continue to study further in order to chase their dream of becoming movie stars.
In an interview with film critic Rajeev Masand, Janhvi Kapoor revealed: “I studied till the 12th, I actually studied in an IB school and then I never went to college so I am severely uneducated.”
Rajeev then turned to Ishaan who had this to say: “Neither did I…I studied up till my 12th and I did my A-levels and then I was able to break-free of traditional academics and study what I wanted to.”
In an earlier interview with Radio One, Janhvi was asked about her experience studying films and method acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, but she wasn’t satisfied with theory, rather wanted more practical experience just like another alma mater Ranbir Kapoor.
“Every experience is what you make of it. I think that school had a lot to offer. But, I think personally I have learned a lot more with my time on the set of my film and from my director. I was very taken by everything they were teaching but their approach to acting didn’t resonate with me”, she added.
Dhadak has been directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar. The film will release on July 20.