Delhi High Court Asks Rtd. Flt. Lt. Gunjan Saxena to Submit Affidavit Stating her Assessment of the Movie “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl”

A single bench of the Delhi High Court comprising Justice Rajiv Shakdher has asked retired Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena to state whether the producers of the movie “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” violated the terms of any agreement they had entered into with her. In this regard the court has asked her to submit an affidavit including an assessment of the movie.

The plea filed by Union of India and the Indian Air Force against “Dharma Productions” demands withdrawal of the film from all social media platforms, electronic modes, and even from the publicity campaigns. It further seeks court’s direction to restrain the producers of the movie and any OTT platform to showcase it either privately or in public domain.

Senior Advocate Dayan Krishnan while appearing on behalf of the retired IAF officer has informed the court that the disclaimers shown in the film clearly state that the movie is merely inspired by Gunjan Saxena’s story and is not her official biopic.

The government has argued that under the Air Force Act and the Air Force Rules and the rules mentioned in Ministry of Defence, guidelines of 2013 require a preview of the film to be produced before a ‘Preview Committee’ set up under the said guidelines before public release by the makers.

The court has granted 1 week to the government to file a rejoinder.

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