Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl is directed and co-written by Sharan Sharma, the movie is based on the journey of Gunjan Saxena, the first female Indian Air Force pilot to serve in a combat zone. The trailer shows us young Saxena played by Janhvi Kapoor pronouncing her dreams of becoming a pilot and her father, played by Pankaj Tripathi, is supportive of his daughter’s ambitions.
Her father became the only person to support her ambitious dream while her mother and brother were more concerned with the opinion of the community. Gunjan faces immense discrimination in her job due to her gender in the Air Force however her career takes off when she is deployed to the 1999 Kargil War. Saxena along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan rescued soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999 and was honoured with the Shaurya Vir award for their courageous efforts of the Kargil war.
Expect to see glimpses of actors Vineeet Kumar, Angad Bedi, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza who are playing significant roles in this Janhvi Kapoor starrer.
Flight lieutenant Gunjan Saxena was the first Indian Air Force woman officer who went to war. She made history during the Kargil war in 1999 when, as a flying officer, she flew a Cheetah aircraft into the combat zone and rescued several soldiers. Gunjan, the daughter of an Army officer, was summoned by the Indian Air Force when the conflict between India and Pakistan escalated. She was asked to fly in Srinagar and she agreed.
Produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl will release on Netflix on August 12.
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