Former IAF pilot, Gunjan Saxena has made an epic reaction to the video announcing the release of her biopic. Her character portrayal has been done by actor Janhvi Kapoor. Gunjan has penned a note and Janhvi has reposting that very note, captioning that she sincerely hopes that she does not let Gunjan down.
Janhvi is certainly under a bit of pressure playing the role of the pilot. She wrote, “It’s an honour to know you let alone have the privilege to be able to understand your journey and share it with the world. Hope we make you proud Gunjan Mam.”
In her Instagram post, the first female pilot of the IAF expressed her reaction while watching the film’s teaser. The teaser which was released earlier this week, seemed to have reignited her drive to serve the country. She had written, “Very rarely have old memories flashed in front of me in such a sweet manner as was experienced after watching my montage with voice over of @janhvikapoor. I guess it is the time for culmination of an enriching journey which started with @sharansharma three years back.”
Gunjan continued, “And what a journey it has been with Sharan. I have always admired his honesty, sincerity and a sensitive compassion while portraying my life on big screen. Everybody at my age has a story to tell. Lucky few like me have Sharan and Janhvi to narrate my story. None of life journeys are a walk in park and mine was no different. But at times a one track mind on goal does help. During my tenure in IAF, whatever little I could achieve was with the help of men and women in blue uniform. I sincerely hope everyone will enjoy the movie not because it is my story but more so because of the honest work of Sharan and his team.”
The movie has been directed by Sharan Sharma and it has been produced by Dharma Productions. Due to the lockdown, the film will be released directly on the biggest OTT platform, Netflix. Its theatrical release was halted because of the lockdown. The movie also has other renowned stars like Pankaj Tripathi and Viineet Kumar.