Meet ‘Kargil Girl’ on the Big Screen


‘Dhadak’ star Janhvi Kapoor is all set for her next film titled ‘Kargil Girl’. The film is based on the real-life story of Gunjan Saxena, who was the first woman combat aviator who entered the war zone in the 1999 Kargil War. While missiles, rocket launchers, and cannon balls were being fired, Gunjan was flying helicopters. Not only this, but she also did the responsibility of delivering the necessary goods to the soldiers. Because of her work in the war, she was awarded the Shaurya Chakra Award.

The biopic on Indian Air Force’s first female combat pilot, has entered into second phase of shooting. It will be shot in high altitude regions of Georgia in the northeastern part of the country in a town called Kazbegi. According to the source in the report, Janhvi and Angad will leave in the end of July. They will shoot first in the main capital before heading to Kazbegi. The town is a mountainous area set over 5700 feet above sea level. The film’s first schedule was shot in Lucknow and the second schedule is set to be more intense and action packed.

Gunjan Saxena was born in 1975, in an army family. Both her father and brother were in the army, and they also decided to join the army. After completing her schooling, Gunjan went to Delhi to study for graduation, where she took admission in Hansraj College of Delhi University and together she started learning the basics tips of Flying from Safdarjung Flying Club, and after a few months, Gunjan joined the Air Force.

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