Mumbai: While all of us are excited to see Bollywood's fresh face and Sridevi's daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, play the role of Indian Air Force's first woman combat pilot, Gunjan Saxena, another great actor has been added to the list. 

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, best known for playing mafia don Kaleen Bhaiya in recently released web-series Mirzapur, will be playing the role of the pilot's father, Anuj Saxena, in the movie. Directed by Sharan Sharma, Tripathi is evidently chuffed to play the role. 

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"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," he says. 


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The biopic will also star Angad Bedi in a pivotal role and will be shot extensively in Lucknow. The real heroine of the biopic, Gunjan Saxena played a very important role during the Kargil War in 1999. The then Flight Officer Gunjan Saxena made history by flying into a combat zone during the war, a feat not allowed to women previously and was also awarded the Shaurya Chakra for her bravery. 


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