Karan Johar is currently set to roll three films — Kesari, with Akshay Kumar on the Battle of Saragarhi, a superhero movie Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan, and the Sairat remake with Ishaan Khattar and Jhanvi Kapoor.
As per the latest report, he is now interested to make a biopic on flight lieutenant Gunjan Saxena.
During the Kargil war, Flight Officer Gunjan Saxena made history by becoming the first woman IAF officer to fly in a combat zone. She was later honoured with the Shurya Vir Award.
Gunjan, along with flight lieutenant Srividya Rajan, were India’s first women to fly choppers and evacuate injured Indian soldiers from Kargil 18 years ago. They braved enemy fire in northern Kashmir for this.
Gunjan’s brother and father too were in the army, and the combat aviator — now married to an IAF chopper pilot — was awarded the Shaurya Chakra. She’s also one of the 25 women to form the first batch of IAF trainee pilots, and hence makes for an interesting story.
Karan is also partaking as a producer in many women-oriented flicks like the Alia Bhatt-starter Raazi.
And he is now looking to spew the right girl for the biopic, Karan will not direct the film himself,” says a source.