On 12th August Janhvi Kapoor’s latest Bollywood movie “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” released. Since then, the movie is in news for portraying the male pilots negatively in the movie.
Namrita Chandi, the former IAF officer who served with Gunjan Saxena opened up against the movie. She wrote a letter to the makers of the film, telling them to not peddle lies in the name of creative freedom. She also added “I have myself served as a helicopter pilot and never faced such kind of maltreatment as shown in the movie. In fact, the man in uniform is a true gentleman and professional. They go out of their way to make women officers comfortable and adjust accordingly“.
Namrita Chandi also added that “The first lady who flew to Kargil was Srividya Rajan not Gunjan Saxena“.
However, she agreed on the point that there were issues like no changing rooms for girls or exclusive women’s toilets. But, there were “brother officers” who guarded outside when the lady officers change clothes.
Also, she advised Janhvi Kapoor to not do such films. In Namrita Chandi’s words “Lady, let me advise you, please, never again do a film of this kind if you are a proud Indian woman. Stop showcasing Indian professional women and men in such poor light.”
She also highlighted a scene of the movie in which the Army Major asks the character of the Gunjan Saxena “tum join karogi”. In addition, she also wrote about her experience of Leh Posting in December 2000.
After reading the letter we can say that the facts in the movie “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” are torn to make the movie crispy and discriminatory. Have you watched the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
Who is Namrita Chandi? Well, she is a former IAF officer who served with Gunjan Saxena. You can check out the complete letter here in the writing of the former officer.