Janhvi Kapoor in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Janhvi Kapoor in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Image Credit: Netflix

The movie ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, starring Janhvi Kapoor, will now release on Netflix.

The film is about the first Indian woman air force officer to enter a war zone.

Filmmaker Karan Johar shared a brief introduction of the upcoming Netflix original film.

“Her inspirational journey made history. This is her story. Gunjan Saxena - #TheKargilGirl, coming soon on Netflix,” Johar tweeted.

The video, with a voice-over by Kapoor, has pictures of Gunjan Saxena, with family and her milestone moments.

“Gunjan Saxena, a young girl from Lucknow with a big dream... she wanted to grow and become a pilot,” says Kapoor in the background, while childhood pictures of Saxena are seen.

“But she lived in a world that believed girls can’t even drive cars... would that world let Gunjan fly a plane? But she didn’t care about the world... she just trusted her father who always told her ‘whether it’s a man or a woman flying the plane, both are called pilots,” says the voice-over.

Saxena, who was one of the first female pilots to fly in combat, played an important role in rescuing injured soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999 and was awarded the Shaurya Vir Award for displaying courage during the war.

Directed by Sharan Sharma, ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Angad Bedi and Manav Vij in pivotal roles.

The upcoming biopic is produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios.