Janhvi Kapoor Begins Prep to Play IAF Pilot Gunjan Saxena in Her Third Film
Janhvi Kapoor with Gunjan Saxena (Pic: PeepingMoon)

Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of Boney Kapoor and Late Sridevi, made her Bollywood debut with Dharma Productions Dhadak, earlier in July. The Dharma talent has already been announced to be starring in the 2020 film, Takht. Fans, including us, were worried that this might be too long of a time to get to watch Janhvi on screen again. Thankfully, if reports are to be believed, the wait will be totally worth it, as Janhvi's third project will also go on floors soon. Women Should Be Proud of Their Beauty, Says Janhvi Kapoor.

As it goes for the Dharma talents, they don't really have to look out for work outside of the production house. Janhvi's next film, too, is being backed by Karan Johar. But we have to add that the concept sounds superiorly interesting. A report by Mumbai Mirror suggests that Janhvi will be playing the role of Gunjan Saxena, one of the first Indian lady helicopter pilots to be posted in Kargil during the war, in her next project.

“Janhvi has already begun her prep and has met Gunjan to understand her story and observe her mannerisms. The film is expected to go on the floors sometime next year. While Karan is producing the film, a director is yet to be finalised,” the report said. Janhvi Kapoor is an introvert and takes time to come out of her shell, reveals a protective brother Arjun Kapoor.

Gunjan Saxena's story is surely the one to be told. She was one of the two pilots, other being Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan, who was summoned during the Kargil war to serve the nation. She was honoured with the Shaurya Vir Award by the Indian army. We will eagerly wait for this story to unfold on the big screen.

Earlier in an interview, Gunjan had talked about her work and experience in the IAF. She had said, "One of our main roles was casualty evacuation. I think it is the ultimate feeling that you can have as a helicopter pilot… it’s a very satisfying feeling when you save a life because that’s what you are there for.”