The story of Gunjan Saxena is one for the ages. The film is inspired by the life of a fearless young officer who made history by becoming the first Indian female Air Force officer to fly in a combat zone during the 1999 Kargil War. Based on her story, the film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, will be released exclusively as a Netflix Film in 190 countries.
Produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is directed by Sharan Sharma and stars Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role, alongside Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza.
Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix said, “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.”
Speaking of the film’s release on Netflix, on behalf of Dharma Productions, Karan Johar 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.”
Shariq Patel, the 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.”
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl will premiere exclusively on Netflix. Watch this space for more!