Janhvi Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl released on August 28 on Netflix which showcased the journey of the Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena who became the first Indian female pilot in combat, however, soon after its release, the film landed in trouble. Many have accused the makers including producer Karan Johar, director Sharan Sharma and lead actress Janhvi Kapoor of portraying the IAF (Indian Air Force) in a negative light while there were some who said that Gunjan Saxena has allowed the makers of the film to take creative liberties and portray IAF as a gender-biased group. The real hero Gunjan who has claimed that she is very proud of Janhvi Kapoor and team for presenting her story to the world has now reacted to the controversy and clarified that neither she nor director Sharan Sharma had any intention of insulting the IAF.
She even revealed the reason behind her breaking the silence now, Gunjan wrote that this is the way "to throw an open challenge to anybody who refutes these facts. All these "firsts" are documented in the records of the IAF." She penned down a long blog on NDTV. Reacting to factual inaccuracies in the sequence of events in the Kargil war as shown in the film, a part of her blog read, "It is creative license, which is certainly not with me but with the makers of the movie. But the intention of the movie was to inspire people to chase their dreams with hope and positivity, the way I chased mine. The entire storyline was based on the theme of my journey, how my dreams became reality. As I understand, the film was never intended to be a documentary on the Kargil war. The idea was to showcase my life, my journey, my dreams and my little achievements."
"Neither I nor Sharan Sharma (the director) intended to insult the IAF. I can say this with conviction," she asserted.
Saxena even mentioned about her journey and struggles. Talking about infrastructure issues and women's changing room, she wrote, "I have never highlighted these petty issues in any anti-IAF rant and I will never do so." ALSO READ: Gunjan Saxena Addresses Controversy About The First Woman Pilot To Fly In Kargil; Says ‘I Never Went Flying In The Kargil To Create Any History’
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