Janhvi Kapoor, who made her Bollywood debut with Dharma Production’s Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khattar, is all set to receive her first award as an actor. The Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai will be felicitating the young actor with ‘Arets Stjerneskudd’ rising talent award. Janhvi will receive her award on Tuesday at an event organised in collaboration with theatre chain INOX.
The debutante cannot behold her excitement. As quoted by Hindustan Times, Janhvi said, “I made my debut with ‘Dhadak’ this year. Our film has been seen by audiences across the globe since it released worldwide and many of them including people staying in Norway have seen the film and sent their good wishes via social media. This recognition is a pleasant surprise. I am happy to receive this honour and humbled that they chose me for this honour.”
The award ceremony will be hosted along with the screening of two acclaimed Norwegian films - What Will People Say and The King’s Choice. What Will People Say is also Norwegian official entry for the Academy Awards for 2019, while the later is a biographical war saga that was Norwegian entry for the Academy Awards in 2016.
This event marks an initiative by the Norway government to raise awareness of Norwegian cinema and to build entertainment ties with India.
The evening will host Iram Haq from Norway, the director of What Will People Say, and industry veterans including Janhvi’s father and film producer Boney Kapoor.
Ann Ollestad, Consul General of Norway in Mumbai, said: “Indian films are being watched around the world now and Norway too has fans of many Indian films and actors. Since 2003, Norway hosts an annual Bollywood festival featuring prominent Indian actors and high profile Norwegian guests.
“Our official entry for Oscars this year was shot in India and has Indian actors in it. We are happy to honour Janhvi Kapoor whose first film has been very successful and the young actor seems to have a promising future in films.”
Janhvi Kapoor will be seen next in Karan Johar directed movie, Takht and will be seen alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor, among others. The big-budget multi-starrer epic saga is slated for a 2020 release.