Sreevidya Rajan, who was once posted with Gunjan Saxena on the IAF base in Udhampur, has known as out Dharma Productions for appearing Gunjan as the one lady pilot on the Udhampur base.
- Last Updated: August 18, 2020, 9:41 AM IST
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is dealing with extra allegations of factual incorrectness. While the Indian Air Force had objected to their portrayal in the movie, Kerala-based IAF officer Sreevidya Rajan has now taken offence to the biopic.
Sreevidya, who was once posted with Gunjan Saxena on the IAF base in Udhampur, has no longer been proven in the movie. She has voiced her displeasure in a Facebook put up, calling out Dharma Productions for appearing Gunjan as the one lady pilot on the Udhampur base.
“Both of us were posted to Udhampur in 1996 but in the movie, it was shown that she was the only lady pilot posted at the unit. Since the two of us were the first lady pilots to be posted to that helicopter unit, we were skeptical about our acceptance in the male-dominated niche area of flying,” Sreevidya wrote.
However, Sreevidya mentioned that they won give a boost to from the vast majority of the officials on the base. This is in distinction to the movie, the place Gunjan is noticed with just one best friend in a senior male officer. She is proven as a sufferer of informal and outright misogyny by way of the opposite males.
She additionally mentioned that in the film, Gunjan Saxena is proven as the one woman pilot to fly in Kargil operations, which is factually unsuitable.
“We were posted together to Udhampur and when the Kargil conflict started, I was the first woman pilot to be sent along with the male counterparts in the first detachment of our unit which deployed at Srinagar. I flew missions in the conflict area even before Gunjan’s arrival at Srinagar. After a few days of operation, Gunjan Saxena came to Srinagar with the next set of crew. We actively participated in all operations given to us which included casualty evacuation, supply drop, communication sorties, SAR, etc. The heroic acts of the protagonist portrayed in the climax never actually happened and may have been shown as part of cinematic licence,” Sreevidya mentioned.
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