Janhvi Kapoor to play IAF officer Gunjan Saxena in Karan Johar’s next
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Janhvi Kapoor to play IAF officer Gunjan Saxena in Karan Johar’s next

New Delhi, Sep 14: After marking her debut with 'Dhadak', Janhvi Kapoor will be seen in Karan Johar's next directorial, which is a biopic based on woman warrior Gunjan Saxena.

'Set against the backdrop of the 90s during the Kargil War, this will be Janhvi Kapoor's first female centric biopic as the leading lady,' trade sources said. Gunjan Saxena was awarded for her courage and valour with Shaurya Vir during the Kargil War and she was the first woman to receive the honour.

She was a part of the first batch of 25 women who were selected as Indian Air Force (IAF) trainee officers in the year 1995 and she, along with another woman officer Srividya, was assigned the duty of Kargil War. The film will be an untold story of how this young woman turned out to be an inspiration for many.

'The title and the director for the film are yet to be decided. Janhvi Kapoor, however, has already started her preparation for the film,' the sources said. 'The actress also recently met Gunjan, the Army officer herself, to understand her thought processes and mannerisms,' the sources added. The movie is slated to go on floor next year.

Janhvi will also be seen in Karan Johar's multi-starrer period drama 'Takht'. (UNI)