Netflix recently dropped a film adaptation of Gunjan Saxena starring Janhvi Kapoor. The film is titled Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and covers the story of a woman Indian Air Force pilot. Ever since the film came out it has surrounded itself in controversy. Recently the IAF wrote to the CFBC and urged them to take down the film as it allegedly misrepresented the Indian Air Force.
Now in a recent post the real-life Kargil Girl Gunjan Saxena has said that IAF is too respectable a force to concern itself with controversies. She said, “IAF is too big and too respectable a force to even be scratched by the controversy. The IAF as an organization is not into institutional discrimination, be it on gender or anything. I can speak for myself."
"Since the bias is not at an organizational level, the experiences of different woman officers would be different. To deny it completely speaks of a feudal mindset and undermines the grit of women Officers," she added.
In a blog Saxena wrote for NDTV she added writing, “I was first in the order of merit during my basic training and also in helicopter training, the first woman to fly in a combat zone (mentioned in the Limca Book of Records), the first 'BG' (a coveted flying category) among women helicopter pilots and the first woman officer to undergo the jungle and snow survival course.”
Gunjan Saxena also defended the film and the filmmakers as she believes it is only made to inspire younger generations.