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Karan Johar's 'Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl' to directly release on Netflix 

The film is based on the life of Gunjan Saxena, then a flying officer, who became the first woman combat aviator to fly into a war zone during the 1999 Kargil War.

Published: 09th June 2020 04:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2020 11:43 AM   |  A+A-

Janhvi Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor steps into the role of IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena, one of the first female pilots of India to fly into a war zoneJanhvi Kapoor steps into the role of IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena, one of the first female pilots of India to fly into a war zone. (Photo | Instagram)

By Express News Service

​Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl will be released directly on Netflix. Directed by Sharan Sharma, and produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, the film is a biopic of Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena.

It also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, and Manav Vij.Sharing a teaser video, Netflix India tweeted, “An extraordinary girl, an extraordinary life. Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl is landing soon!”.Hailing from Delhi, Gunjan Saxena became the first female air combatant of India to enter a war zone along with Srividya Rajan. She served during the Indo-Pakistan Kargil war of 1999 and helped bring Indian soldiers to safety.

Her inspirational journey made history. This is her story.
Gunjan Saxena - #TheKargilGirl, coming soon on Netflix. #GunjanSaxenaOnNetflix @DharmaMovies @ZeeStudios_ @apoorvamehta18 #Janhvi @TripathiiPankaj @Imangadbedi @ItsViineetKumar #ManavVij @sharansharma pic.twitter.com/RrDQaYWp9R

​For her bravery, she was honoured with the Shaurya Chakra Award. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was wrapped up in December last year. The film was initially slated for theatrical release on March 13, 2020. Later, it was shifted to April 24 and has now finally been moved to a direct-to-digital release.



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