Janhvi Kapoor Starrer ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ Opts For A Digital Release On Netflix!

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If the announcement of Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Gulabo Sitabo releasing on Amazon Prime Video wasn’t enough to perk up your gloomy lockdown days, we have another bombshell announcement to cheer you up. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, the highly awaited 2020 film starring Janhvi Kapoor, is going for an OTT release- the filmmakers have collaborated with Netflix and will be releasing the biopic soon!

Even though Dhadak marked Janhvi Kapoor’s Bollywood debut, it was her stint in the Netflix horror series Ghost Stories that earned her a legion of true fans that couldn’t wait to see her in a full-fledged role. But Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl faced a setback when it’s original release date, 24th April, was postponed owing to the pandemic and was indefinitely delayed. 

But Janhvi Kapoor made our day exceptionally priceless with the announcement that she will be bringing the inspiring story of air force pilot Gunjan Saxena to us via Netflix. She made the announcement on her social media handles, revealing the place the film holds in her heart. 

“Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl This isn’t just a film for me- it’s a journey that’s taught me to believe in myself. A journey I can’t wait to share with you all. About a girl who set out to do something simple, follow her dreams.#GunjanSaxena – #TheKargilGirl coming soon”, she wrote.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl will depict the life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan, became the first Indian women in combat as they flew the Cheetah helicopters for casualty evacuation and reconnaissance during the Kargil war. 

Janhvi Kapoor will be seen playing the titular role in the film directed by Sharan Sharma. The film also boasts of talented actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij, and Ayesha Raza.

Viineet Kumar also took Twitter to share the news along with the same short video shared by Janhvi showcasing the journey of the real-life Gunjan Saxena with Janhvi Kapoor’s voice in the background, introducing her character in the film.

“Kuch logon ke, sapno ke bhi pankh hote hai. Gunjan Saxena – #TheKargilGirl, coming soon on Netflix. #GunjanSaxenaOnNetflix”, he wrote. 

“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,” said Karan Johar, who has produced Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl under Dharma Productions.

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