In 2018, Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan made their Bollywood film debuts. Sara Ali Khan co-starred with Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath, while Janhvi Kapoor had the lead role opposite Ishaan Khatter in Dhadak. Both actresses have carved out a place for themselves in the film industry and have recently worked on some incredible projects. Janhvi Kapoor stated in a previous interview that despite having several opportunities, she has not yet earned respect. When Sara Ali Khan was questioned about Janhvi's statement, she responded differently.
In a media chat, Sara Ali Khan was questioned about Janhvi’s statement that she is yet to receive respect. Sara disagreed with Janhvi and said that respect hasn’t ever been a problem for her. Sara told that she doesn’t feel under-respected at all, and in fact, feels that she has been given a lot of respect. “I think for me, if you accept me for who I am, that’s the biggest sign of respect and I think, touchwood, I got that very early in my career,” said Sara, adding that she got respect from the very beginning.
Though, Sara Ali Khan added that maybe Janhvi Kapoor meant that one still has to prove themselves as an actor. “But even then, whether it’s Kedarnath or Atrangi, I read the reviews I was given. I don’t think respect has been a problem for me,” she further revealed.
While talking in an event, Janhvi Kapoor said that she believes she has more to offer, and that she wants to prove to herself that she can take up new challenges and emerge from them. “Somewhere it comes down to the line that ‘Mujhe mauke bohot mile hai, par izzat abhi tak nahi mila’ and I think that’s what I am working for, in my own eyes. It takes a lot to build perception and then break it,” told Janhvi.