Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena to be released on this date – Trailer out in July
Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena is expected to release on the Independence Day, on Netflix. Know all about the film inside.
Janhvi Kapoor starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil War is expected to be released on the 15th August, Independence day. The film will be releasing on Netflix. Planned for a theatrical release, makers decided Gunjan Saxena will now take the digital route due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A Bollywood Hungama report said “It’s as patriotic a story as it gets and everyone associated with the film feels that August 15 is the best date for the film release. The idea is to pay tribute to the Indian Air Force Pilot, Gunjan Saxena, the first female to go on combat. A theatrical trailer of the film is being prepared right now and will be unveiled within the next 10 days.”
The report also said the plan was to release the film on Kargil Diwas but post-production work took longer than expected. However, if all goes according to plan, the film’s first trailer may release on July 26 as a tribute to Kargil martyrs.
Directed by Sharan Sharma, the film stars Janhvi as Gunjan Saxena and Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi as her family. The film also stars Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza in pivotal roles. Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in Ghost Stories an OTT original.
The Kargil Girl is based on the life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena. She, along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan, was the first Indian women in combat during the Kargil war. The two pilots flew the Cheetah helicopters for casualty evacuation and reconnaissance for which they often flew close to Pakistani positions. It was much before the Indian Air Force commissioned women fighter pilots.