Gunjan Saxena’s ex colleague slams makers of Janhvi Kapoor starrer for ‘peddling lies’; Calls film ‘monstrous’

As Janhvi Kapoor starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is creating a lot of buzz in the town post release, retired wing commander Namrita Chandi has slammed the makers for presenting everyone who served in proud blue uniform in poor light.
Gunjan Saxena’s ex colleague slams makers of Janhvi Kapoor starrer for ‘peddling lies’; Calls film ‘monstrous’
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It’s been a while since Janhvi Kapoor starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was released on the OTT platform and ever since then the movie has been the talk of the town for various reasons. To note, the movie has been based on Indian Air Force office Gunjan Saxena who became the first Indian woman to fly in a combat zone during the 1999 Kargil War. While Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has opened to mixed reviews from the audience, it has also sparked a debate as Retired Wing Commander Namrita Chandi has slammed the makers for peddling lies and presenting everyone who has served in the proud blue uniform in poor light.

Chandi, who had served the Indian Air Force with Gunjan, wrote and open latter criticizing Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and called it a monstrous film. She wrote, “I have myself served as a helicopter pilot and I have never faced the kind of abuse and maltreatment as was portrayed in the movie. In fact, men in uniform are true gentlemen and professionals. They go out of their way to make lady officers comfortable and adjust. Yes, initially there were teething troubles like no changing rooms or exclusive ladies toilets; yet the men made space for us. Sometimes, my brother officers stood guard outside the curtain while I changed. Never in my entire career span of 15 years have I been disrespected or mistreated.”

The former Indian Air Force Officer further mentioned that not Gunjan but Srividya Rajan was the first pilot who flew Kargil. “Though, I am certain that Srividya has no complaints about this credit being taken away from her,” she added. Chandi also emphasised that her lady officers are “shocked and very saddened” by what has been shown in the movie.

Furthermore, Namrita Chandi also came up with a piece of advice for Janhvi Kapoor, who played the titular character in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl not to do this kind of movie ever if she is a proud Indian woman. She said, “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.”

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Anonymous 5 months ago

Films based on Army should have exclusive CBFC guidelines/reviews and cannot allow any twisting of facts.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Even if a slightest of the fact is twisted about the army in any other country, that has zero tolerance. But, here in our country, in the name of entertainment, Bollywood is taking unexplained liberties to show one of the best organization of our country i.e IAF in a misogynistic light . And, then comes a range of paid critics & blind viewers supporting this. Slow Clap to the power of Bollywood. PV please post

Anonymous 5 months ago

I loved the movie !! It was subtle, that was the beauty of it.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Chill guys. I don’t think it showed armed forces in bad light. That place is for tough people.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Lets ask that real Gunjan lady who has served the nation , what she thinks of the movie and her potrayal .. Can she have some guts and take a stand ??

Anonymous 5 months ago

the movie was good..her acting was bit dull but thats what it is...real gunjan was an inexperienced young girl Those saying taapsi or bhumi to do this...these actresses wont fit as they are not so young as 21 nor fit body in bhumi's case

Anonymous 5 months ago

Bollywood do some research rather than feeding badly cooked story .

Anonymous 5 months ago

Totally agree , this movie is nothing bad a bad twisted plot who wanted to commercialize movie more than showing any facts . Jhanvi acted so terrible ,, in entire movie she looked so off , no energy , no expression she looked lik a dud !

Anonymous 5 months ago

Bollywood do anything to make money. They will make criminal heroes at name of creative liberties.Manipulate facts n add irrelevant masala for their own advantage. Jhanvi was terrible in movie, Nepokid with no talent n aura hired by crook Karan johar to hype movie.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Well we all know how these stupid idiot bollywood fimmakers ruin real stories with addition of nonsensical masala, Dangal, Bajirao are a great example. That is so called “ creative liberty” for them. I watched this movie and its really horrible..

Anonymous 5 months ago

Jhanavi never had a big career to talk of and now that's nipped in the bud thanx to her father who selects her roles.

Anonymous 5 months ago

her open letter seems sour grapes. Like she was ignored as first women to fly in india Yes, initially there were teething troubles like no changing rooms or exclusive ladies toilets; that is what is shown in the movie

Anonymous 5 months ago

Wow

Anonymous 5 months ago

She's not my any colleague. But a LIAR. - Gunjan Saxena.