Directed by: Sharan Sharma
Starring: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij
Genre: Drama, Family, Biography, War
Release Date: 24 April 2020
Running Time: – minutes
Original Network: Netflix
Kargil Girl is based on the life of Gunjan Saxena, an Indian Air Force Pilot. The film features Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in the lead roles.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. The film stars Janhvi Kapoor as Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian female air force pilot in combat, alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in supporting roles.
The film was announced on 26 December 2018 as Kapoor shared the first look. Principal photography commenced on 20 February 2019 and was wrapped up in October; it was extensively filmed across Lucknow. Netflix acquired the distribution rights for 70 crores and will stream the film worldwide.
The first poster of Janhvi Kapoor was unveiled on 29 August 2019.
The film was scheduled to release theatrically on 13 March 2020. However, that release postponed to 24 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then pulled from the schedule. Netflix later acquired distribution rights to the film and on 9 June 2020 Netflix released a teaser video introducing Gujan Saxena and announcing that the film will be streamed on Netflix.