IAF raises objection to the film ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil-Girl’

Write a letter to Censor Board asking to cancel No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Due to corona released today on Netflix instead of in cinemas.

New Delhi, August 12: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has raised objections to the trailer of the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

The IAF has written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asking it to cancel the No Objection Certificate (NOC) given to the film.

The Air Force says the film’s trailer has been tampered with, as these scenes were not shown during the screening. The film is based on the life of Gunjan Saxena, the first woman pilot of the Air Force.

Actress Jahnavi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl’ released on Netflix on Wednesday instead of theatres due to the coronavirus dusease.

In the film, Jahnavi Kapoor plays Gunjan Saxena, the first female pilot of the IAF. It also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi.

At the beginning of the film, the producer-director expressed gratitude for the support of the Air Force that currently there are 1,625 women officers in the Air Force.

Squadron Leader Gunjan Saxena joined the Air Force as a helicopter pilot. During the Kargil War, she flew ‘Cheetah’ Light Transport Helicopter and supplied rations and other supplies to soldiers on the battlefield.

Apart from this, she used to work to evacuate injured soldiers from the Combat Zone to the hospital. She took retirement after serving the Air Force for seven years. Her husband has also been an Air Force officer.

The Air Force has written a letter to the Censor Board objecting that the film depicts the Air Force incorrectly, whereas it was promised before the film was made that it would inspire the youth to join the Air Force. In contrast, the film shows that Gunjan Saxena had to fight hard to achieve his position in the male-dominated Air Force.

In the letter, the Air Force has expressed its objection that the Air Force is the first such force in the country, which has given women a chance to fight in the battlefield.

The Air Force states that the film’s producers and production houses, Netflix and Dharma Production were asked to remove the objectionable parts of the film, but those objections have been ignored until the film’s release.

The Air Force says the film’s trailer has also been tampered with as these scenes were not shown during the screening.

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