Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl gets a direct OTT release
After Ayushmann Khurrana – Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and Vidya Balan’s ‘Shakuntala Devi’, another big mainstream Hindi film is getting a direct OTT release. Janhvi Kapoor starrer ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ will premiere soon on Netflix. The makers have released a statement which reads,
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.
The film directed by Sharan Sharma is the biopic of Gunjan Saxena, a flight lieutenant who was posted in Kargil during the 1999 war. She had heroically evacuated injured soldiers from the war field and air-dropping supplies flying through Kashmir. Gunjan was awarded the Shaurya Vir Award, for her outstanding show of courage in the Kargil war. She became the first woman to receive such an honour from the army.
Jhanvi is playing Gunjan Saxena’s role in the film. The cast also includes Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar and Manav Vij. Karan Johar is producing the film under the banner of Dharma Productions.