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’
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2020-08-14T14:26:25+05:30

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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