The first look poster of the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is out and it shows Janhvi Kapoor stepping in the shoes of IAF Pilot Gunjan
The first look poster of Gunjan Saxena- The Kargil Girl was unveiled Thursday morning and Janhvi Kapoor, who plays a fighter pilot and fist female Shaurya Chakra recipient Gunjan Saxena in the film, looks confident and full of life.
The production house also released the first poster of the film. Gunjan Saxena, who was known for her contribution in the memorable Kargil War, will be portrayed by Dhadak actress Janhvi Kapoor. The film is titled Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Janhvi Kapoor Gets Her Wings
Janhvi Kapoor is seen in a carefree avatar in the new poster while she holds a paper plane, symbolic of Saxena’s unparalleled contribution as an Indian Air Force pilot.
Have a look at the poster of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Flight Officer Gunjan Saxena made history as she flew into a combat zone during the War
The film will be a tribute to one of the first women Indian Air Force pilots who went to war. Sharing an image of Saxena on their official Instagram page, Dharma declared their plans of the feature.
It also features Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father and Neena Gupta as the mother. Angad Bedi takes on the role of the protagonist’s brother. Rajat Barmecha, Vijay Varma, Manu Rishi, and Harsh Chhaya will portray pivotal characters as well.
The film will be a joint collaboration between DharmaProductions and Zee Studios and will be directed by Sharan Sharma.
Gunjan Saxena, along with her colleague Srividya Rajan, was part of the first female batch of 25 Indian Air Force trainee pilots in 1994. During the 1999 war, Flight Lieutenant Saxen and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Ranjan were called on duty to Kargil.
Their responsibilities included carrying out medical evacuations, dropping supplies and identifying Pakistani positions on the war zone. They flew small Cheetah helicopters and were completely defenceless and unarmed while traversing enemy territories. Here contribution during the war earned her a Shaurya Vir, a gallantry honour for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice, while not engaged n direct enemy combat. Gunjan Saxena was the first women to have received the honour from the army.
The film is scheduled to hit theatres on 13 March 2020.
Meanwhile, Janhvi Kapoor will also be seen in RoohiAfza. The film went6 on floors in June this year and the actress had posted a picture of the clapperboard.