MUMBAI: The newbie of the Indian film industry, Janhvi Kapoor will be seen staring as Gunjan Saxena, the first female air force officer of India who went to war in her upcoming films. The project is titled, 'Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl'. It is directed by Sharan Sharma and also has stars like Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar, Ayesha Raza and Manav Vij in significant roles.
Recently, the producers of the film shared a short video which features the actual journey of the real-life Gunjan Saxena alongside Janhvi who introduces her character in the film.
Apoorva Mehta from Dharma Productions shared the video on his official Twitter handle with the following caption, "Gunjan Saxena - #TheKargilGirl, coming soon on Netflix! #GunjanSaxenaOnNetflix @DharmaMovies
@ZeeStudios_ @karanjohar #Janhvi @TripathiiPankaj @Imangadbedi @ItsViineetKumar #ManavVij @sharansharma @netflixindia @ZeeMusicCompany"
Gunjan Saxena - #TheKargilGirl, coming soon on Netflix! #GunjanSaxenaOnNetflix@DharmaMovies @ZeeStudios_ @karanjohar #Janhvi @TripathiiPankaj @Imangadbedi @ItsViineetKumar #ManavVij @sharansharma @netflixindia @ZeeMusicCompany pic.twitter.com/eVEtqwQJrY— Apoorva Mehta (@apoorvamehta18) June 9, 2020
The protagonist of the film, Jahnvi also shared the video on her Instagram account with the following caption, "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."
Karan Johar also released a statement regarding the film which confirmed that it will be released on the streaming giant, Netflix. Here is what it said, "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." Johar has produced the film under Dharma Productions.
The forthcoming film Gunjan Saxena was scheduled for a released in the month of April. It had to opt for a digital release due to the situation of continued lockdown within the nation, in order to control the spread of coronavirus.