Janhvi Kapoor sparks interest in Mahatma Gandhi, BR Ambedkar debate says, ‘It will be interesting to watch’

Janhvi Kapoor, who will star in Sharan Sharma’s upcoming film ‘Mr & Mrs Mahi’ alongside Rajkummar Rao, recently gave her opinion on an interesting argument between Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar. While promoting the film in Delhi, Kapoor highlighted Gandhi’s developing ideas and Ambedkar’s solid position, as well as her intensive cricket training for her future role.

Janhvi Kapoor recently expressed her desire to watch a debate between Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar, which has since garnered a lot of attention. Kapoor, who will soon appear in Sharan Sharma’s ‘Mr & Mrs Mahi’ alongside Rajkummar Rao, was in Delhi promoting the film when she shared this insight with The Lallantop.

She commented, ‘I think it would be very interesting to watch a debate between Ambedkar and Gandhi,’ adding that knowing how their beliefs changed over time and affected each other would make for an intriguing discussion.


Kapoor pointed out that Ambedkar’s stance was firm from the start, whereas Gandhi’s opinions changed as he experienced more cases of caste prejudice. She emphasised that firsthand experience with discrimination differs from third-person observation.

Kapoor also discussed her tough preparation for ‘Mr & Mrs Mahi.’ During the advertising for her previous film, ‘Mili,’ she stated that she needed to reduce weight and train rigorously in cricket to play her role realistically.

Her coach, Abhishek Nayar, compared her training regimen to that of IPL players, emphasising the intensity. Kapoor practiced on a regular basis at a Bandra pitch, sometimes joining KKR players for training.

The filmmakers released a behind-the-scenes video that shows Kapoor’s transition into a cricketer.

Director Sharan Sharma stated that Kapoor initially expected her training to be similar to her preparation for ‘Gunjan,’ but soon realised it was far more hard.

The exercise was so severe that Kapoor ruptured ligaments in both shoulders. They also revealed she has multidirectional instability (MDI), which is advantageous for dancers but difficult for cricketers.

Despite these challenges, Kapoor completed her training, despite the fact that she considers herself unathletic and had little prior understanding of the sport.

The film “Mr & Mrs Mahi” will be released on May 31.