Janhvi Shares a Warm Birthday Message for the Real Gunjan Saxena

Janhvi Kapoor will be starring in Gunjan Saxena’s biopic

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Janhvi Kapoor with IAF Pilot Gunjan Saxena

Just days after the first look posters of Gunjan Saxena’s biopic starring Janhvi Kapoor were released, the ‘on screen’ Gunjan wished the real one with a heartfelt message. Janhvi shared a photograph of her posing with the IAF pilot and thanked her for inspiring millions of women in the country.

She wrote, “Happy Birthday Gunjan mam! Thank you for teaching me the true meaning of bravery, the importance of working hard and sincerely and for paving the way for millions of women in our country. You’re an inspiration and a hero, without ever having tried to be. Your story has helped me believe in myself, and hopefully will help others too.”

Dharma Productions recently revealed the first look posters of the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

With Pankaj Tripathi playing her father’s role in the film, the poster reads, “Meri beti ki udaan koi nahin rok sakta (Nobody can stop my daughter from chasing her dreams).”

The film will celebrate the achievements of this brave pilot. Saxena had a huge contribution in the Kargil War in 1999. She was the first lady IAF officer who flew into the war zone. Later, she was honoured with the Shaurya Chakra, for her valour and self-sacrifice while not engaged in direct action with the enemy.

Janhvi has reportedly put on some weight to fit into the character. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi and Vineet Kumar.

Directed by Sharan Sharma, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is slated to hit the theatres on 13 March, 2020.

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