Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl received a mixed response from the audience. While many people wanted to discard the movie as it was the product of a star kid and nepotism, there were many people who still watched it and gave it mixed reviews. Recently, we learnt that the Indian Air Force was disappointed in the way it was negatively portrayed in the movie. And now, the real Gunjan Saxena has come forward and revealed about the opportunities and support that she received. After IAF Disappointment On Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena’s Wrong Depiction, Real Pilot Says ‘Got Equal Opportunities’.
Speaking to IANS, Indian Air Force Pilot Gunjan Saxena revealed that she had the full support of fellow officers, supervisors and commanding officers. “Equal opportunities were there for me to perform, and I think they are still there for all the women officers who are in this organisation. We don’t need any other or bigger proof than the fact that over the last 20 years the number of women officers in the Indian Air Force has gone up at such a high rate. So, this shows that the Indian Air Force, which is such a deeply respected institution, has been so progressive and positive about bringing about this change in itself. So I think that’s how I would like to address this question,” said Gunjan Saxena.
She added, “Yes, as a commercial movie or as a work of fiction, this film has creatively tried to capture my story or my journey. But what cannot be denied is that even in this film the doors did open and opportunities were given.” After IAF Disappointment On Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena’s Wrong Depiction, Real Pilot Says ‘Got Equal Opportunities’.