Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, whose life story has been made into a feature film, in her affidavit before the Delhi High Court stated that she faced no discrimination in the IAF on the basis of her gender as shown in the movie, document of which is accessed by Republic TV.
Delhi High Court on September 18 had asked real-life Gunjan Saxena to submit an affidavit stating her assessment of the content shown in the Netflix movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
The Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher has further asked the said retired Air Force officer to state as to whether the producers of the film violated the terms of any agreement they had entered into with her.
“I had no control over the exercise of ‘creative liberties’ during the making of the movie. I have not faced any discrimination on the basis of my gender in the IAF. IAF as an institution is very progressive. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities given to me by the IAF,” the affidavit reads.
Centre and IAF filed a plea seeking a stay on the broadcast, telecast, digital or OTT release as well as theatre release of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl claiming that it maligns the ‘dignity and reputation’ of the IAF. They also said that the film’s portrayal of IAF shows practices of gender biases which ‘damages the IAF’s reputation’ and no NOC has been taken from IAF by the film producers.
As reported by Republic World (Not edited by our news desk).