24 September, 2020

‘Our Team Collected 5,000 Pages Of Research Notes Before Writing The Film’

‘Our Team Collected 5,000 Pages Of Research Notes Before Writing The Film’

Janhvi Kapoor plays an air force officer in the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, directed by Sharan Sharma. In a conversation with Lachmi Deb Roy, they talk about the making of the film.

How was the experience of meeting Gunjan Saxena? Janhvi, how did you prepare for the role?

Janhvi: I had to get fit for the role, so there was a lot of fitness training—obstacle course training, march pasts and weightlifting—but most importantly, I tried to understand Gunjan’s outlook and how she led her life. I tried to represent her life as accurately as possible. I went to Jamnagar, where her husband is posted; that’s when I met her for the first time. She was quite modest in describing her life and achievements. I asked her how tough it was being a lady officer in the air force, to which she replied, “My dream was to fly and it was as tough as for the person beside me. I just did my job.” In doing her job, she...



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