In 1999 Kargil War, Gunjan Saxena became the first female Indian Air Force pilot. The pilot’s life story is coming out soon with the film, Gunjan Saxena : The Kargil Girl. Starring Janhvi Kapoor in the lead, the trailer of the film has come out today. Netflix released the trailer of the film, which is coming out on the platform on August 12.
In the trailer, we see a young Gunjan Saxena (Janhvi Kapoor) dreaming of becoming a pilot and announcing the same to her family. She gets berated by her mother, brother and society but we see her father (Pankaj Tripathi) supporting her to follow her dream.
Further, in the trailer we see Gunjan being the subject of discrimination for being a lone girl in the airforce. Through all her struggles, we eventually see Gunjan going to the Kargil war in the trailer.
The trailer also featured actors, Vineet Kumar Singh, Angad Bedi, Ayesha Raza and Manav Vij playing pivotal roles.
In real life, Gunjan was awarded the Shaurya Vir award for displaying exemplary courage in the war. She rescued several soldiers along with Lieutenant Srividya Rajan.
Big names from Bollywood shared the films trailer, leading amongst them was actor, Akshay Kumar. He shared the trailer of the film tweeting :
Harr sapne ki udaan aise hi ho! Make way for the truly inspiring story of #GunjanSaxena – The Kargil Girl and all my best wishes to the team. To the real hero, Gunjan Saxena – thank you for inspiring many to chase their dreams with the same courage and soar higher! pic.twitter.com/uf5uqKc4WS
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 1, 2020
While, Shahrukh Khan too chipped in and shared his thoughts on the trailer of the film. Sharing the trailer, SRK wrote :
“A story of a hero like no other – Gunjan Saxena – India’s first woman Air Force Officer to go to war. Wishing love and luck to the team for this inspiring film. #GunjanSaxena”
Director, Sharan Sharma has co-written the film, Dharma Productions and Zee Studios have jointly produced the project which was scheduled to release on 24 April 2020, however got delayed because of COVID-19.