Janhvi Kapoor's next film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, is all set to release on a streaming platform. The biopic of one of the Indian women pilots will release on Netflix, was announced on Tuesday (June 9) . Janhvi will play Gunjan Saxena who flew a helicopter during the Kargil War. However, the release date of the film has not been revealed as yet.
Janhvi took to her social media and shared a short video showcasing the journey of real life Gunjan Saxena while the actor narrates an introduction to her character in the film.
The actor captioned the video as, “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 - #TheKargilGirlcoming soon on Netflix.
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Directed by Sharan Sharma, the film stars Janhvi in the titular role and also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza.
Producer Karan Johar said in a statement on behalf of Dharma Productions, "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."
Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix, said in a statement, "We are focused on bringing the finest and most entertaining films to our members in India and around the world. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is a story of pure courage and determination and we can't wait to premiere it on Netflix. Dharma Productions, Zee Studios and the entire cast and crew have come together to make this incredibly inspiring, must see film that will move and entertain everyone."
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, said, "Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is a film we're immensely proud of. It's a film that inspires each one of us to push our own boundaries, step out of our comfort zones, and dare. We are excited that this inspiring story has found a home at Netflix, and I'm sure, it will touch millions of hearts across the world."
In what appears to be a growing trend in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, Bollywood projects that are ready to release are opting to premiere on OTT platforms rather than in cinemas.
Stay tuned to Box Office India for more updates.