Janhvi Kapoor is all set to play the first Indian female airforce pilot Gunjan Saxena who went into combat during the Kargil war in her upcoming film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. Unfortunately, her film has been at the receiving end of backlash ever since the trailer released. The trolls and negative comments for the trailer are coming amid the ongoing insider vs outsider debate. Janhvi, daughter of late actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, made her debut in 2018 with Shashank Khaitan's Dhadak.
In an interview with a leading daily, Janhvi commented on the backlash that is coming due to the nepotism debate and said, “I’ve kind of fast-tracked into this system already,” Janhvi admitted. “I’ve skipped many steps that many people have had to fight for. I’ve gotten chances that many people wouldn’t have gotten easily. I’m here already through a much easier route than most people have had. So from now if the journey is a little bit of an uphill climb and it’s a little bit harder for people to accept me then I’ll accept it. If I’ve skipped a certain portion of the journey that people are subjected to then this is my journey from here on, and I’ll embrace it.”
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Janhvi said that she isn’t actively trying to navigate through the unfortunate situation, but is going about it in the way that she would have “if this wasn’t the sentiment on social media.” She said that now is the time to exercise “a little bit of sensitivity” — both for the sake of the film and for the sake of what people are feeling right now. To “take away from what (people are) feeling,” she said, “would be slightly demeaning.” But at the same time, the actor said, “I know I’m confident of what I’ve done, and I’m confident of the film and the story… I don’t think there’s any reason for us to be apologetic for what we’ve done.”
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl also stars Angad Bedi, Panjak Tripathi, Viineet Kumar and Manav Vij. It is directed by Sharan Sharma who is making his directorial debut with it. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is produced by Karan Johar under his production banner Dharma Productions. The film is gearing up for a direct-to-web release. It will premiere on Netflix on August 12, 2020.
(Source: Hindustan Times)