Janhvi Kapoor on 'Mr. & Mrs. Mahi': 'A lot of hard work has gone into it'

Janhvi Kapoor on Mr. & Mrs. Mahi: A lot of hard work has gone into it

Mumbai: Janhvi Kapoor said that her upcoming sports drama ‘Mr. & Mrs. Mahi’ is a hat tip to cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose statement from a press event served as an inspiration for the film.

Directed by Sharan Sharma of ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ fame, the movie features Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao as the titular couple - Mahendra, a former cricketer and Mahima, who is a doctor. After Mahendra spots the cricketing talent in his wife, he encourages her to chase her dream and becomes her coach.

“Dhoni gave an interview where he said, ‘It’s not about the result but about the process. If you do your process with honesty and hard work, the result will be seen at the end and even if you fail, it doesn’t matter’. This film is made on that line by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I hope we honour his philosophy,” Janhvi told reporters here at the launch event of the film’s song ‘Dekha Tenu’.

Rao, who earlier collaborated with Kapoor for the 2021 horror comedy ‘Roohi’, said that he believes there is a lot to learn from Dhoni. “True sportsman spirit is visible in him a lot. He is humble and grounded and kindhearted. It shows in his aura. He is such a big legend and the way he conducts himself, there is a lot to learn from him,” the actor said, adding that the team wants to show the film to the cricketer and his wife, Sakshi.

For Kapoor, learning cricket for ‘Mr. & Mrs. Mahi’ turned out to be a herculean task as she suffered a lot of injuries during the process.

“A lot of hard work has gone into it. I trained for almost two years. I started training while promoting ‘Mili’. Our director is a purist and works with a lot of honesty, so he wanted me to become a cricketer for the film. He didn’t want to use VFX or do anything halfheartedly. I suffered a lot of injuries as well while prepping, both my shoulders were dislocated, but I’d like to give all the credit to him, the director and both my coaches Abhishek Nayar and Vikrant sir who have done a lot of hard work and held my hand at every turn,” she said.

The song ‘Dekha Tenu’ is derived from a stanza from the hit song ‘Shava Shava’ from Karan Johar’s ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’.

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