INDIA: Veteran Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and Netflix have apologized following objections raised by the Indian Air Force over a certain segment in the ‘AK vs AK’ trailer recently released by Netflix.
“It has come to my attention that the trailer has offended some people as I am wearing the IAF uniform while using unparliamentary language. I would like to sincerely offer my humble apologies for unintentionally hurting the sentiments,” Kapoor tweeted.
“My character in the film is in uniform because he is an actor playing the role of an officer. When he finds out that his daughter has been kidnapped, the anger and rage he experiences and portrays is that of a distraught father. It was only in the interest of remaining true to the story that my character is still wearing the uniform in his quest to find his missing daughter,” he added.
The original tweet from the official IAF handle had stated, “The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn.”
Kapoor ended his apology by asserting that it was never his intent or the intent of the filmmakers to disrespect the Indian Airforce. That he has the utmost respect and gratitude for the selfless servive of the defence forces.
Netflix India too have tweeted an apology to the IAF:
It remains to be seen if this puts the matter to rest. It is worth mentioning here that this is not the first time a Netflix film has drawn the ire of the Indian Air Force. Earlier also IAF had objected to certain aspects of the Netflix film Gunjan Saxena, starring Janhvi Kapoor in the eponymous role.