Janhvi Kapoor Opens Up About Feeling 'SexualisedAs A Teenager, Says She Found Her Photos On 'Pornographic Site'

Actor janhvi kapoor recalls the time when her pictures landed on what “seemed like a pornographic site.”

Janhvi Kapoor recalled the time when attended an event with her parents, mother sridevi and father Boney Kapoor, after which her pictures landed on what “seemed like a pornographic site.” The actor said that she was just 12-13 years old back then. 

Janhvi Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her next film ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’, in a recent conversation with director Karan Johar opened up about feeling ‘sexualized’ as a teenager.

Janhvi Kapoor says she was 'sexualizedby the media

Janhvi said in a video posted on the official YouTube channel of dharma Productions, “The first time I felt sexualized by the media, I think I was 12-13 years old. I went to an event with mom and dad and there were pictures of me online. Instagram and social media had just started to boom and 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, “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. 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.”

About the film Mr and Mrs Mahi

On the acting front, Janhvi plays the role of a doctor who has a penchant for cricket in the film ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’. The film is directed by sharan Sharma and also stars Rajkummar Rao. The sports drama will hit theatres on May 31.

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