Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor is all set to bring the story of air force pilot Gunjan Saxena to the screen with her latest project, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. Here is everything we know so far.
Who is the star cast of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl?
Directed by Sharan Sharma, the film stars Janhvi in the titular role and also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza.
Is there any trailer for Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl?
Well, the trailer of the film will be launched soon. For now, Netflix has launched the announcement video (you can also call it a teaser) of the movie. Have a look:
What is the Plot for Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl?
Janhvi, 23, will play the eponymous Gunjan Saxena who flew a helicopter during the Kargil War. Producer Karan Johar said in a statement on behalf of Dharma Productions, “Gunjan Saxena is a defining film based on a true story about a woman who showed unparalleled courage, and inspiration to many in the coming years. We are excited to partner with Netflix and share this fearless story about following your heart and your dreams with millions around the world.”
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The Kargil Girl is based on the life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena — who along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan — made history when she became the first Indian woman in combat during the Kargil war. The two pilots flew the Cheetah helicopters for casualty evacuation and reconnaissance for which they often flew very close to Pakistani positions. This was long before women fighter pilots were commissioned into the Indian Air Force.
When will Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl release?
In what appears to be a growing trend in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, Bollywood projects that are ready to release are opting to premiere on OTT platforms rather than in cinemas. For now, the streaming giant has not revealed the launch date of the movie. We will be expecting a release date soon.