Janhvi Kapoor starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is premiering on Netflix now. However, the Indian Air Force seems unhappy with the film. The IAF has written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification for the negative portrayal of IAF in the film.
The letter which was also sent to Dharma Productions states that the production house agreed to represent IAF with authenticity. It also states that the production ensured to make all the efforts that will encourage the next generation of the IAF officers.
However, after watching the trailer and some initial clips it was observed that certain scenes and dialogues were showing IAF in a negative light.
As per the letter obtained by a news agency, reads, “In the aim to glorify the screen character of ”Ex-Flt Lt Gunjan Saxena”, M/s Dharma Productions presented some situations that are misleading and portray an inappropriate work culture especially against women in the IAF.”
“The organisation is gender neutral and has always provided an equal opportunity to both male and women personnel,” it further read.
Stating that Dharma Productions was informed about the objectionable content the latest reads. “[They were] informed about the objectionable portion of the movie and was advised to delete/modify the same. However, the production house has not deleted the scenes but it proposed a media plan in the run-up to the release and insert a disclaimer in the movie.”
The film is a true story adaptation from the life of a fearless young officer who made history by becoming the first Indian female Air Force officer to fly in a war zone during the 1999 Kargil War.
Gunjan Saxena is the first woman Shaurya Chakra awardee.