IAF writes to censor board objecting to its ‘undue negative’ portrayal in film Gunjan Saxena

New Delhi, August 12

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written a letter to the Censor Board objecting to its “undue negative” portrayal within the film ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, mentioned a senior official.

The film was launched on streaming platform Netflix on Wednesday.

According to the official, the letter mentions “concerns related to the movie’s portrayal of gender bias as an institutional work culture” on the IAF.

The film relies on the lifetime of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who grew to become the primary girl pilot to participate within the 1999 Kargil warfare. It has been produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

“The IAF has written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objecting to certain scenes in the movie ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ wherein it has been portrayed in undue negative light,” the official mentioned.

The official mentioned a replica of the letter has additionally been despatched to Netflix.

“Before the release of the film, the IAF had requested Dharma Productions to modify or delete the objectionable scenes. However, it did not take any action,” the official famous.

The Defence Ministry had written to the CBFC final month elevating sturdy objections to the depiction of armed forces personnel in some net sequence, sources mentioned.

It had urged that manufacturing homes could also be suggested to acquire a no-objection certificates from the ministry earlier than telecasting any movie, documentary or net sequence on an Army theme, they added.

The ministry had obtained some complaints elevating sturdy objections in regards to the portrayal of Indian Army personnel and the navy uniform in an “insulting manner”, they mentioned.

The sources mentioned the communication final month was additionally despatched to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for consideration.—  PTI

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