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Janhvi Kapoor steps into the world of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor turned into a mermaid for a new promotional asset of the upcoming film ‘The Little Mermaid’. The actress took to her social media platform on Friday to share a video with magical realism.

Janhvi Kapoor In the video, she can be seen stepping into the magical world. Of Princess Ariel as a fan and magically fits into it for her young fans as she recitesa ‘Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai.’

Kapoor made her acting debut in 2018 with the Shashank Khaitan-directed romance Dhadak, co-starring Ishaan Khatter. A Hindi-language remake of the 2016 Marathi film Sairat. It featured her as a young upper-class girl whose life turns tragic after she elopes with a lower-class boy (played by Khatter). The film received predominantly negative reviews. But with a worldwide collection of ₹1.1 billion, it proved to be a commercial success. Writing for News18Rajeev Masand criticised the film for removing caste-based references and deemed it inferior to the original.

Kapoor’s next screen appearance came in 2020 when she starred in Zoya Akhtar. S segment in the Netflix horror anthology film Ghost Stories Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express disliked. The segments but added that the “only real surprise comes from Janhvi Kapoor. In a solid, real act” She then took on the titular role of aviator Gunjan Saxena in the biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Little Mermaid’ directed by Rob Marshall, features Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Noma Dumezweni, and Jude Akuwudike.

Disney India is set to release ‘The Little Mermaid’ in cinemas on May 26 in English.

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