After IAF Expresses Disappointment Over Depiction, Real Gunjan Saxena Says She Got Equal Opportunities And Supportive Seniors At IAF

After IAF reportedly expressed their disappointment on how Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was portrayed commercially, the real Gunjan Saxena revealed that she had the support of fellow officers, supervisors and commanding officers

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After IAF Expresses Disappointment Over Depiction, Real Gunjan Saxena Says She Got Equal Opportunities And Supportive Seniors At IAF
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl released on August 12 on Netflix. The film, as well as Janhvi Kapoor who played the titular role in it, gained good response from movie buffs and critics. The film showcases the chronicles of a Woman Indian Air Force Officer Gunjan Saxena who served the nation during the Kargil War. Even though Janhvi starrer was highly praised, Indian Air Force reportedly was not very pleased with its negative portrayal in the film. However, after IAF expressed their disappointment on how the was portrayed commercially, the real Gunjan Saxena revealed that she had the support of fellow officers, supervisors and commanding officers. 

While speaking to IANS, the real-life hero said that 'Indian Air Force is at the core and the heart of this film.' Further, she added, "Equal opportunities were there for me to perform, and I think they are still there for all the women officers who are in this organisation. We don't need any other or bigger proof than the fact that over the last 20 years the number of women officers in the Indian Air Force has gone up at such a high rate. So, this shows that the Indian Air Force, which is such a deeply respected institution, has been so progressive and positive about bringing about this change in itself. So I think that's how I would like to address this question."

"Yes, as a commercial movie or as a work of fiction, this film has creatively tried to capture my story or my journey. But what cannot be denied is that even in this film the doors did open and opportunities were given," added Saxena.


Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is a biopic starring Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in the lead roles. The film is directed by Sharan Sharma and is backed with Karan Johar's production house, Dharma. ALSO READ: Amidst IAF Expressing Disappointment, Real Gunjan Saxena Says She Is Very Proud Of Janhvi Kapoor And Team For Presenting Her Story To The World- WATCH


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