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Janhvi Kapoor opens up about feeling inappropriately treated by media at 12-13

Janhvi Kapoor admitted to feeling apologetic about her heritage

By Web Desk
May 18, 2024
Janhvi Kapoor opens up about feeling inappropriately treated by media at 12-13
Janhvi Kapoor opens up about feeling inappropriately treated by media at 12-13

Janhvi Kapoor revealed her experience of feeling inappropriately treated during her early adolescence, around the ages of 12 to 13.

In a recent discussion released on Dharma Productions' official YouTube channel, the 27-year-old Bollywood actress addressed the trolls and character assassination she has endured as a female actor in the industry.

The Bawaal actress said, “I feel like this is also an aspect that I have been navigating for a long time. I think the first time I felt sexualized by the media was when I was 12-13 years old. I went for an event with mom and dad."

"There were pictures of me in the media and social media had just started. I found pictures of me in what seemed like a pornographic site, and boys in my school were like looking at it and laughing," she added.

Janhvi further expressed her struggles with navigating societal expectations and feeling apologetic about her background. 

She said, “It is a very weird thing to navigate and I have been navigating it for a very long time. I think I am very apologetic about where I come from and I need to get over that."

"I am sure other people deal with it in a much more different sense. I still think the way I am explaining it and my experiences of it are very privileged"

Highlighting the character assassination faced by girls when they dress in a way that implies comfort with their sexuality, Janhvi further remarked, "But it was complicated. There is a sort of character assassination that a girl faces when she dresses in a way that makes it seem like she is comfortable with her sexuality.”