Pankaj Tripathi to play Janhvi Kapoor’s father in Gunjan Saxena biopic Kargil Girl

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Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor who made her debut from the film Dhadak has begun shooting for her next film, a biopic titled Kargil Girl on Indian Air Force fighter pilot Gunjan Saxena.

Pankaj Tripathi to play Janhvi Kapoor’s father

Now, if reports are to be believed, Pankaj Tripathi has joined the star cast and he will be seen playing Janhvi Kapoor’s father in the film.

He has already started shooting for the film, which will see him essay the role of Anuj Saxena.

Pankaj Tripathi to play Janhvi Kapoor’s father

Confirming his role in the movie and appreciating his co-actor Janhvi, Tripathi said, “I liked the character of playing father to Janhvi Kapoor in the film. A great bonding has developed between us while working on the sets. I am having a lot of fun while shooting for it. Janhvi is a very sincere and well-behaved actress. She respects me a lot and I too respect her for the sincerity and commitment towards her work.”

He added, “Sharan is a very talented director and is well versed with his craft. It’s an opportunity working under Dharma Productions. They leave no stones unturned to get the right things on board.”

The film is based on the life of first female Indian Air Force combat pilot and first female Shaurya Chakra recipient Gunjan Saxena, who played a significant role in picking the injured soldiers during the 1999 Kargil War.

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The film is being produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and it also stars Angad Bedi in the role of Gunjan’s brother Anshuman.