Will Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl be Janhvi Kapoor’s Highway? Seems so!

Produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios and directed by Sharan Sharma, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl releases on Netflix on August 12…

Will Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl be for Janhvi Kapoor what Highway was for Alia Bhatt? I certainly hope so. With Dhadak and Ghost Stories, Kapoor may have not proved to be the best actor there is, but she shows not only tremendous potential but also growth. Produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios and directed by Sharan Sharma, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is a biopic of Gunjan Saxena, the first female Indian Air Force pilot to serve in a combat zone.

The trailer begins with a young girl telling her father (Pankaj Tripathi) that she wants to become a pilot. He goes against his son (Angad Bedi), wife (Ayesha Raza) and even society to make sure that his daughter’s dreams are fulfilled. At work, Gunjan is always told that she is weak and reminded time and again that she is a woman, and hence unfit to be a pilot.

But the 1999 Kargil War changes things for her, and Saxena goes on to be respected at work and at home because along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan, she rescued soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999 and was honoured with the Shaurya Vir award.

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Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi in stills from the film; Source: Netflix

Both Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi promise good performances, and it seems, as pointed out earlier that this film will be Janhvi Kapoor’s big moment. This film does seem like Kapoor is all set to prove her worth and tell the world that she is not just another star kid.

Also starring Vineet Kumar Singh and Manav Vij, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl releases on Netflix on August 12.

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