Debutant director Sharan Sharma clears the air amid buzz that producer Karan Johars name was dropped from Gunjan Saxena trailer to avoid backlash.
Janhvi Kapoor in Gunjan Saxena
Debutant director Sharan Sharma is assured and calm as Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl drops on Netflix today. Over the past three years, the filmmaker has been immersed in bringing the story of the first woman Indian Air Force officer to go to war, to the screen. "It was a joyful process. Now, I will sit back and see how it plays out," he says.
A part of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions for nine years, Sharma got his proverbial big break when his mentor backed his idea to make a biopic on Gunjan Saxena. "I had stumbled upon an article about her. I have no connect to the Armed Forces, so I spent a year in research. When I reached out to Gunjan ma'am for the rights, she thought it was a prank call. She didn't believe someone wanted to make a film on her."