New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Jahnvi Kapoor-starrer upcoming ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ will release straight on the Netflix by missing the floors of theatres, the makers announced on Tuesday. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions in collaboration with Zee studios, the film is based on the extraordinary life and courageous lifelines one of the first two female pilots, Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who flew Chetak helicopters in combat zone during Kargil war in 1999.

"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,” Karan Johar said in a statement.

The teaser of ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ was released on Tuesday, which featured the real-life pictures of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena with a voice-over by Janhvi Kapoor who is playing the titular role in the film.

"Her inspirational journey made history. This is her story. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, coming soon on Netflix," Karan Johar wrote on Instagram. Janhvi and other cast memebrs including Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi also shared the teaser on their respective Instagram pages:

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After June-12 scheduled release of Ayushmann Khurrana-Big B starrer ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, the direct OTT release of this Karan Johar-produced film strengthens the growing trend of bypassing the theatre-release of the films in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic.

Directed by Sharan Sharma, the release date of ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ has not been revealed as yet. The film is co-written by Nikhil Mehrotra, who wrote the screen work for Bhoothnath Returns (2014) and most recently in ‘Panga’ (2020) as well. The film also stars Vineet Kumar, Manav Vij, Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi.

In 1999, while flying Cheetah Helicopters, Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan operated in air in the Kargil war zone.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta