The film Fighter, which stars Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone and is packed with many exciting moments, has received positive reviews from critics. On the other hand, a sequence that depicts the main characters dressed in Indian Air Force (IAF) uniforms has caused a lot of controversy. A legal warning has been sent to the filmmakers by Wing Commander Saumya Deep Das, an officer in the Indian Air Force, stating that the filmmakers have misrepresented the force and have insulted it.
Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s kissing scene in Fighter has caused a lot of controversy, and an Indian Air Force officer has sent a defamation notice to the film’s producers. A report
There is a romantic sequence that shows Roshan and Padukone, both dressed in Indian Air Force uniforms, sharing a kiss on a runway. This scene is the central point of controversy. As stated by India TV, Wing Commander Das considers this representation to be “inappropriate” and “unbecoming of an Indian Air Force officer and officer.”
Her observation brings to light complications that extend beyond the act of kissing itself. That “kissing in uniform on a runway” is in direct opposition to the “high standards of discipline and decorum” that are required from officers who are on duty is something that she underscores. In addition, the notification asserts that the scene not only promotes but also “normalizes” immoral behavior among officers and establishes a precedent for ethical norms that is of questionable quality.
It is demanded in the notice, which is titled “Legal Notice for Defamation, Insult, and Negative Impact of Indian Air Force and its Officers,” that the scene be removed and that adequate compensation be paid for the alleged damage that has been done to the reputation of the Indian Air Force.
A passage from the notification read as follows: “It exemplifies the highest ideals of sacrifice, discipline, and unwavering dedication to protecting our nation.” The film shamelessly misrepresents the intrinsic dignity of this hallowed emblem by using it in a sequence that promotes personal love entanglements. Additionally, the film devalues the deep sacrifices that countless officers have made in service of our nation.
The statement said, “Moreover, it normalizes inappropriate behaviour in uniform, setting a dangerous precedent that undermines the moral and ethical standards expected from those entrusted with safeguarding our borders.”
At this moment, February 6, 2024, the filmmakers who were responsible for the film Fighter have not yet provided an official answer to the legal notice. On January 25, 2024, the movie that Siddharth Anand had directed was made available to the public.