News Entertainment Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl to release on August 12 on Netflix

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl to release on August 12 on Netflix

The much awaited Bollywood biographical movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl starring Janhvi Kapoor in titular role is to be released on Netflix this August 12.Gunjan saxena


Gunjan ji is the first Indian Air Force (IAF) Officer to went on war. In the 1999, Kargil War she flew a “Cheetah aircarft” into the battlefield and rescued several soldiers. For her bravery and courage in the war zone, she was given the name “Kargil Girl” by the army. Later she was honoured with the “Shaurya Vir Award”.

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Her story is one of those pieces of Indian history which needs to be told and documented. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is an upcoming Bollywood biopic film on Gunjan ji. Actress Janhvi Kapoor is playing Gunjan Saxena in the film.

The film is directed by Sharan Sharma and is written by him & Nikhil Malhotra. It is made under the banners of Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. The film also features popular actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar Singh and Manav Vij in important roles.

The music for this film is given by Amit Trivedi and the cinematography is done by R. Dee. The first look poster of Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena was unveiled on 29 August 2019. The film was original scheduled to release theatrically on 13 March, 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the release was postponed to 24 April 2020.

Since the outbreak didn’t stopped, the creators have to opt for a digital release. Netflix has acquired the rights of the film and will release it on August 12 on their platform. Here is a small introduction video they released today morning.

Kumar Ujjal
Writer and Social Media manager of Infotonline.

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