Rekha Sharma,Chairperson of the National Commission of Women (NCW), has asked the makers of ‘Gunjan Saxena,The Kargil Girl’ to discontinue screening the movie.She stated that they should apologise for showing IAF in the negative light, especially when it’s not true.
Rekha replied to Gunjan Saxena’s statement.The original Kargil girl went on to state that she received support from her male colleagues at the Indian Air Force (IAF). She also confirmed getting equal opportunities like her male counterparts.
Replying to the same,Rekha tweeted,”If that is so,the film maker must apologise and discontinue the screening.Why showing something which is portraying our own forces in bad light specially when it’s not true.”
“The real #GunjanSaxena must come out and clarify whether the gender discrimination shown in the movie is for real? Being from Army background I can never imagine defence officers behaving like goons.Officer or not,women are always get their due respect in forces” she wrote.
‘Gunjan Saxena,The Kargil Girl’is based on the life of former Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena,The pilot had played a crucial role in the Kargil War.
Directed by Sharan Sharma and bankrolled by Dharma Productions, the film starring Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role was released on Netflix on August 12.