Gunjan Saxena, the story of India’s first woman Air Force Officer to enter a warzone, will be releasing on Netflix. The film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, stars Janhvi Kapoor in the titular role.
Gunjan and Janhvi come for a meeting with Mojo Story in which they spoke about her journey and Janhvi’s takeaway in the film.
Gunjan, while sharing concerning the toughest thing for a woman in uniform, stated, “Apart from infrastructure barriers unlike any different washrooms or changing rooms which were slowing taken care of, the toughest thing was breaking up the mental barrier the folks had, which makes them accept you as a specialist. Being accepted as an officer and not being looked at as a woman officer. I believe that was also the most challenging and exciting part (smiles).
While speaking about her takeaway from the film and her learning from Gunjan, Janhvi said, “It all comes down to the effort and the hard work that you put in towards your work. Her outlook was quite straightforward, if you continue working hard, then one will get where one needs to get.”
Janhvi believed that as Gunjan Saxena didn’t let the build of society or the gender prejudice or anything else be an obstacle in her head, or she never victimized herself, she maintained through her job, and worked hard is something which pushes her the most. “I am so conscious of my own privilege. I felt guilty about it. But the best I can do is to make my position by working much harder,” she adds.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, led by Sharan Sharma, also celebrities Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in critical roles.