Posted on June 9, 2020, 1:29 PM IST
The wartime movie featuring Janhvi Kapoor, who will be seen essaying the role of Indian Air Force combat pilot Gunjan Saxena in her upcoming film The Kargil Girl, will be skipping the theatrical release and premiere on Netflix.
The streaming giant shared the news with a video captioned as, “'Plane ladka udaye ya ladki, usse pilot hi kehte hain'- Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl, arriving soon. #GunjanSaxenaOnNetflix”
The upcoming film, Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl is based on the first female Indian Air Force pilot and first Indian woman Air Force pilot in combat with Srividya Rajan. Reportedly, the main focus of the film is about how Gunjan Saxena's determination helped her overcome the opposition she faced. This is particularly because being a pilot was not seen as a job that a woman could do. Nevertheless, Gunjan Saxena proved them wrong.
The film is directed by Sharan Sharma and co-produced by Karan Johar and Hiroo Johar. Its primary cast includes Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Neena Gupta and Vijay Verma among others.