The Delhi High Court has refused to suspend the broadcast of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Janhvi Kapoor’s latest release on an OTT platform. Last month, the Indian Air Force wrote a letter to Dharma Production, Netflix, and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objecting to certain scenes and dialogue in the film and the advance on depicting the IAF in a negative light. undue.
Following this, the center filed a request to suspend the streaming of the Netflix movie claiming that it depicted the Indian Air Force in a negative light as it showed the force was “gender-biased”.
On Wednesday, the High Court sought responses from Dharma Productions Private Limited, the film’s OTT broadcast giants, and former flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena on the PIL filed by the Center demanding a suspension on the film’s broadcast.
Judge Rajiv Shakdher reportedly asked the Center why it did not approach the court prior to the film’s release on the Over The Top (OTT) platform. “The court announced that a court order cannot be granted now because the film is already broadcasting.
Delhi HC refuses to stay streaming of Netflix movie 'Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl', on Centre's plea that it depicts IAF in bad light
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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl ‘is the story of the first Indian air force officer to enter a war zone and play a major role in rescuing soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999. Posted on Netflix on 12 August.
Directed by Sharan Sharma and produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, the biopic also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Angad Bedi, and Manav Vij.