We all know that apart from Takht, Janhvi Kapoor is also busy with the prep of her other film, the Gunjan Saxena biopic where she is playing the title role, that of the Indian Air Force pilot, Gunjan Saxena. A couple of days back, we got the news of Angad Bedi being cast as Janhvi’s brother, and now, yet another talented actor has joined the cast. Pankaj Tripathi will be playing the role of Anuj Saxena, Janhvi’s father in the biopic.

Both, Pankaj and Janhvi, will be collaborating for the first time onscreen and are currently in Lucknow for the shoot. They will be shooting in Lucknow till the first week of March and then Pankaj will be back in Mumbai on completing his first schedule of the biopic which is produced by Dharma Production and directed by Sharan Sharma. Tripathi shared his shooting experience.

He said:

I liked the character very much of playing father to Janhvi Kapoor in the film. A great bonding is developed between us while working on the sets. I am having a lot of fun while shooting for the film. 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. 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.

Coming to Gunjan, she is the first woman IAF combat pilot who played a very important role during the Kargil War in 1999. She was also awarded with Shaurya Chakra for her bravery.

We’re definitely looking forward to this film.