About Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Biographical dramas have become a trend these days. They have everything embedded in it – emotions, inspiring events, drama, struggle, hard work, passion, and everything in between. The upcoming Hindi biopic film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, dramatizes the life of the first female and Indian woman airforce pilot in combat, Gunjan Saxena. Starring Janhvi Kapoor in the titular role, the biopic depicts the unabashed courage and bravery that Gunjan and lieutenant Srividya Rajan showed during the Kargil War, evacuating injured soldiers from the combat zone in 1999.
The biopic also stars the talented Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father and Angad Bedi as her brother.
What To Expect From the Gunjan Saxena Biopic?
|Cast||Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar, Manav Vij|
|Producers/Production Company||Dharma Productions, Zee Studios|
|Ideal For||Friends, Families, and Couples|
Other Movies By The Producer(s): Raazi (2018), Dhadak (2018), Kesari (2019), Good Newwz (2019), Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship (2019)
A biographical drama, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, is based on the life of a former Indian female airforce pilot who flew into the combat zone, along with Srividya Rajan, during the Kargil War to evacuate the injured soldiers. The biopic celebrates the epitome of bravery, courage, hard work, and struggle that Gunjan had portrayed all her life. She did not step back and rightfully responded to the patriarchal society when she was told that women cannot and should not become pilots. Gunjan’s passion and determination did not let her lose hope and her hard work landed her where she wanted to see herself. She proved her mettle as an air force pilot and made history on the combat grounds in 1999.
Janhvi Kapoor plays the titular role in the biopic and this is her second mainstream film after Dhadak (2018). Undoubtedly, the actress had been prepping hard for the role to justify the character of the real-life hero, Gunjan Saxena. Be ready to witness an inspirational real-life story of utmost valor and bravery as The Kargil Girl flies down soon to a theatre near you!
Trivia – Gunjan Saxena Biopic
Here’s what celebs and media houses have to say about Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl announcement –
- Gunjan Saxena biopic is Janhvi Kapoor’s first biopic and she has a whole lot on her shoulders to justify such a strong character, given that the actress is just one film old.
- Originally, the biographical drama was titled ‘The Kargil Girl’, but the makers insisted on adding the pilot’s name ‘Gunjan Saxena’ as a prefix to the earlier title. The biopic is now called ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’.
- Janhvi Kapoor had to go through a body transformation for the role of Gunjan Saxena. She had put on 6kg for the role, then lost 10kg for her film with Rajkummar Rao, ‘Roohi Afza’. She had to again put on weight as per the pilot’s role before she had to report back on the sets of the Gunjan Saxena biopic.
- Janhvi Kapoor’s cousin, Shanaya Kapoor (Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor’s daughter), has been associated with the Gunjan Saxena biopic as an assistant director.
Buzz About The Gunjan Saxena Biopic –
- See how Red Chillies VFX has added spices to the Gunjan Saxena biopic using visual effects.
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- And here’s Neha Dhupia praising the Gunjan Saxena biopic team, which also stars her husband Angad Bedi in a pivotal role.
Congratulations @dharmamovies @karanjohar @apoorva1972 and @sharansharma this looks so superb… team #GunjanSaxena … #thekargilgirl … all of you should be so proud … @janhvikapoor @pankajtripathi__ @angadbedi @itsvineetsingh @manavvij ?✈️✈️ pic.twitter.com/31jcNPSaEk
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) August 29, 2019
- Filmfare shares the very first look of the Gunjan Saxena biopic.
— Filmfare (@filmfare) August 29, 2019
- Producer Karan Johar shares what Gunjan Saxena’s had been told when she was younger and how she responded back to the society, along with a first look of the biopic.
She was told ladkiyan pilot nahin banti, but she stood her ground & wanted to fly! Gunjan Saxena – #TheKargilGirl releasing on 13th March, 2020. @apoorvamehta18 @shariqpatel #Janhvi @TripathiiPankaj @Imangadbedi @ItsVineetSingh #ManavVij @sharansharma @DharmaMovies @ZeeStudios_ pic.twitter.com/YNhHilUCyx
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 29, 2019
With so much hype and a story such an inspiring one, we cannot wait longer for the Gunjan Saxena biopic to hit the theatres. You could save huge with Gunjan Saxena Movie BookMyShow offers once the film opens at the box-office windows.