The Delhi High Court on Thursday requested the counsels representing the Indian Air Force and the makers of the movie – Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl to sit collectively and maintain a convention so as to make an try for sorting out the issues associated to the content material shared within the movie.
A single-judge bench of the excessive courtroom presided by Justice Rajiv Shakdher requested the counsel for each the events to sit collectively and sort out the problem by exchanging the views.
The courtroom, nonetheless, refused to go any interim order over the plea filed by the Central authorities looking for to restrain launch of Bollywood film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl on theatres and mentioned that those that needed to watch the film, would possibly have already got seen it on the OTT platform.
“Who will go and watch the film in theatres during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ones who wanted to, have already seen it on OTT platform,” the choose mentioned.
While the matter was being heard by video conferencing, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain showing for the Centre mentioned, “When Dharma Productions had a contract with Gunjan Saxena, could it show IAF in a bad light? Because it was Saxena who was employed with IAF and not vica versa.”
Responding to the submissions, senior advocate Harish Salve mentioned that the bigger message of the movie was gender equality.
“They can’t show such scenes under artistic independence. It’s a fact that Gunjan Saxena was an IAF officer who participated in the Kargil war. The Disclaimer shown in the film fails to dispel the distorted picture of the Air Force,” the ASG mentioned.
Following these submissions, the bench mentioned that the movie is not a factual account of what occurred in Saxena’s life, else they would not have proven her as the primary feminine officer of the Air Force. “In an inspirational work of art, certain parts are shown in a way that do no perfectly align with what actually transpired in the reality,” mentioned Justice Shakdher.
The petition filed by the Ministry of Defence sought everlasting injunction to restrain the defendants from broadcasting, telecasting, releasing in theatres and/or some other digital/OTT platform or in any platform in any method in any respect, the movie ‘Gunjan Saxena…The Kargil Girl’ in public area, privately or in any other case, by any means in any respect, with out the grant of NOC from the Plaintiff (IAF).
The courtroom will now hear the matter subsequent in January subsequent yr.