This tweet on the release of Karan Johar's film "Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl"

This tweet on the release of Karan Johar's film "Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl"

Karan Johar's film "Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl" will be released directly on Netflix. Filmmaker Karan Johar announced on Tuesday that his upcoming film "Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl" starring actress Janhvi Kapoor is all set to be released directly on Netflix, not waiting for theatrical release. The film is based on the life of the then flying officer Gunjan Saxena, who was the first female driver of a fighter aircraft to fly in a war zone during the 1999 Kargil War.

Johar posted a minute-long clip linked to it on Twitter. He wrote alongside the video, "His inspirational journey has created history. This is his story. Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl, Coming Soon on Netflix. "The release date of the film is yet to be announced. Zee Studios and Dharma Productions have produced the film. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Vineet Kumar in lead roles.

The film was earlier scheduled to release in theaters on April 24, but due to the shutdown due to the lockdown, the films are not releasing yet. It is worth noting that in the last few days, many filmmakers have decided to release their films directly on the online platform without waiting for theaters to open.