After making her successful acting debut with Dharma Productions’ Dhadak (2018), Janhvi Kapoor chose the same banner for her next film as well. Reportedly titled Kargil Girl, the movie is a biopic based on the life of India’s first woman combat pilot Gunjan Saxena. It mounted the shooting floor in Lucknow earlier this year.
Though the makers are gearing up to begin the next schedule of the film, nobody knows whether it will be able to retain its title Kargil Girl or not, because the title is still awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) before being officially announced.
From April 28 onwards, the team will start filming some crucial family scenes with Janhvi and Angad Bedi in Lucknow. Bedi will be seen as Kapoor’s elder brother in the movie, while talented actor Pankaj Tripathi plays their father. “They will also shoot near Lucknow’s air force station,” a source reveals.
Interestingly, the title of Sidharth Malhotra’s next film, which is also a biopic based on the Kargil war martyred Vikram Batra, has been given a go-ahead. Not only has the title, but the script of the film also been cleared.
“It’s called Kargil’s Sher Shah. Both the title and the script have been cleared. The team has now submitted the list of shoot locations for the go-ahead,” the source added.
Kargil’s Sher Shah is also a Dharma Production venture, to be directed by Vishnu Varadhan. The film was announced last year. Ahead of the shoot of the film, Sidharth has already started training to get into the skin of his character.