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Gunjan Saxena Trailer: Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan Praise Janhvi Kapoor’s Turn As The Kargil GIrl (Read Tweets)

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The first trailer of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl dropped on YouTube today. The movie skipped a theatrical release amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It was acquired by Netflix and will now launch on the streamer on August 12, three days before India’s Independence Day. Janhvi Kapoor stars as Gunjan, the first female IAF pilot to fly into the war zone, during the Kargil war. The first footage of the film displays the parity between genders in the army. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl trailer has been praised by Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Trailer Out Now, Janhvi Kapoor Shines Bright In This Biopic That Will Invoke Patriotism In You (Watch Video).

“A story like no other,” Shah Rukh wrote, adding, “Wishing love and luck to the team for this inspiring film.”

Akshay Kumar wrote, “To the real hero, Gunjan Saxena – thank you for inspiring many to chase their dreams with the same courage and soar higher!”

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Few women officers had filed a plea in court over inequality. In February 2020, the centre had responded: “The composition of rank and file being male, and predominantly drawn from rural background, with prevailing societal norms, the troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command,”

Supreme Court ordered equal roles for women in the Indian army calling centre’s response ‘disturbing’. “To cast aspersion on their abilities on the ground of gender is an affront not only to their dignity as women but to the dignity of the members of the Indian Army,” judges said in their ruling.

In January 2019, Chief of the Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat said that the Indian army was conservative and there was no space for the LGBT community. “For LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues, in the Army these are not acceptable,” he said in press con.

In July 2020, Indian Army announced that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) are open to recruiting transgenders to the Officer Cadre Posts of Assistant Commandments.

It is a long way to go for the Indian army. Let us hope, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is able to change things.

 

 

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 01, 2020 01:53 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

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Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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