"The feedback I am getting is people are feeling proud of what India has done for its people. If there is a misunderstanding I am happy to clarify it. But there is no attempt at all to show any one in bad light," the director said while reacting to MEA's remarks.
Menon said the motive behind making the film, based on true events, was to highlight one of the biggest civilian evacuation in the world when India airlifted 1,70,000 of its people from war-stricken Kuwait in the 1990.
In the movie, MEA has been shown as lacking a proactive approach, which spokesperson Vikas Swarup claimed was far from reality.
Menon, however, said that while the back story of the characters and some parts were a figment of his imagination, he has not changed the facts.
"I haven't shown MEA in a bad light. I appreciate the efforts by the government. But that's not the story. The story is about a businessman Ranjit Katyal and his efforts. If there's a misunderstanding, I'll be happy to clarify. We have not taken artistic liberties with the facts of the story," Menon said.


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