1. Legal notice served to “Fighter” film-makers over kissing scenes in Air Force uniforms.
2. Saumya Deep Das, an Air Force officer from Assam, deems the scene derogatory.
3. Concerns raised about the dignity of the Indian Air Force.
Entertainment, Feb 06: A legal notice has been served to the makers of the film “Fighter,” starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, concerning a scene featuring the actors kissing while dressed in Indian Air Force uniforms.
The notice was filed by Saumya Deep Das, an Air Force officer from Assam, who deemed the scene as derogatory to the Indian Air Force’s dignity.
“Fighter” portrays the narrative of two skilled fighter pilots, Patty (played by Roshan) and Pragnya (played by Padukone), stationed in Jammu and Kashmir. Their romantic relationship unfolds against the backdrop of a terrorist attack, intertwining their personal lives with their professional duties.
One scene in particular, depicting the protagonists sharing a kiss while adorned in Air Force attire, has sparked controversy, prompting legal action.
The film also touches upon real-life events such as the 2019 Pulwama attack, the Balakot airstrike, and border clashes between India and Pakistan. Anil Kapoor features prominently in another pivotal role.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, “Fighter” is a collaborative effort between Viacom18 Studios and Marflix Pictures. Since its release 12 days ago, the movie has been steadily gaining momentum, with a projected worldwide box office collection of Rs 350 crore.