IAF Instructor Slams Gunjan Saxena Biopic, Says ‘it is Far from the Truth’


'Gunjan Saxena' movie poster

‘Gunjan Saxena’ film poster

There is extra grievance coming Gunjan Saxena’s means as the biopic has been slammed via IAF trainer for being ‘a long way from the fact’.

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  • Last Updated: August 23, 2020, 11:40 AM IST

Retired Wing Commander IK Khanna, who says he skilled the first batch of feminine pilots in the Indian Air Force, has claimed that a lot of what was once proven in the Netflix movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, particularly in regards to the IAF, is erroneous.

There were accusations towards the makers for distorting info since the film has launched and now any other officer has slammed Gunjan Saxena pronouncing, “It’s far from the truth.” Khanna additional raises query over the makers and confronts them asking whether or not the script was once shared with somebody in the IAF. “If so, was it approved in its present form, and by whom? A film like this releasing when the IAF has moved on to induct women pilots in the fighter stream is bad timing and taste,” Khanna wrote in a column. He additionally criticised the arm wrestling scene in the movie.

Recalling the 12 months 1994 when the IAF welcomed it is first set of feminine pilots at Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Khanna stated, “The station was preparing to receive the women in the same way as it would have received a batch of trainee men. There were subtle changes made such as preparing a changing-cum-rest room. No one had to run to their room to change as shown in Gunjan Saxena.”

Earlier, Sandhya Suri, who was once amongst the first girls officials to serve on a warship, had slammed Gunjan Saxena for being a promotional automobile for Janhvi Kapoor. She stated that the movie has not anything to do with the actual personality of Gunjan.

“It projects the armed forces in a bad light. It never happens the way it has been shown,” the ex-officer had informed IANS.

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