Karan Johar has mentored many a career over the year both in front of and behind the camera, but after Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, it looks like Janhvi Kapoor has become his next blue-eyed protégé. After a grand launch in Dhadak, followed a pivotal role in the upcoming period costume-drama Takht, Janhvi is set to do her third film with KJo’s Dharma Productions, where she’ll be stepping into the shoes of IAF officer and Kargil War hero Gunjan Saxena in a biopic on the latter.
For the uninitiated, Gunjan Saxena was one among the first batch of 25 women to be selected as Indian Air Force (IAF) trainee officers in 1995, and one of only two women (the other being an office named Sridivya) to be called for duty during the Kargil War. Her efforts are said to have inspired both the Indian Air Force and Army, and her valor is still said to serve as an inspiration to several upcoming officers both male and female. For her incredible resolve and courage in the face of extreme peril, and for being an inspiration to her fellow officers, Gunjan became the first woman to be awarded the Shaurya Vir.
For all intents and purposes, this is going to be Janhvi Kapoor’s meatiest as well as toughest role yet. Word is that she has already begun preparing for her character even though Takht, too, is yet to go on floors. A tile is being contemplated on and a hunt is also on for a capable Director.