Jahnvi Kapoor Shines in 'Gunjan Saxena' Trailer, Watch Here

Janhvi Kapoor's 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' will premier on 12 August on Netflix.

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Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena.

Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl will be premiering soon on Netflix and the trailer of the movie dropped today.

The trailer also gives a glimpse of actors Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza who are playing significant roles in the movie.

In the film, Gunjan faces discrimination at her job because of her gender in the Air Force. She is often told she is weak and “there is no place for weak people in the defence services”. But Saxena’s career takes a flight when she is sent to the 1999 Kargil War.

Gunjan Saxena, the IAF pilot on whose life the film is based, shared the film’s teaser video recently and said that ‘old memories flashed in front of her as she watched the montage.’

Shah Rukh Khan also shared the trailer and 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”

“Very rarely have old memories flashed in front of me in such a sweet manner as was experienced after watching my montage with voice over of @janhvikapoor. I guess it is the time for culmination of an enriching journey which started with @sharansharma three years back. And what a journey it has been with Sharan. I have always admired his honesty, sincerity and sensitive compassion while portraying my life on big screen,” she wrote.

Directed by Sharan Sharma, the film traces the journey of Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, the first woman combat pilot from the Indian Air Force to fly a chopper in a war. Gunjan was honoured by the Indian Government with the Shaurya Chakra for her valour.

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