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Disheartened that 'Neerja' not releasing in Pakistan: Sonam

Actress Sonam Kapoor Is “disheartened' That Her Upcoming True-life Inspired Drama “Neerja' Will Not Release In Pakistan. The Movie, Slated To Release In India Tomorrow, Has Been Banned By Pakistan For Allegedly Showing The Country In Bad Light, A Fact Denied By The Actress, Who Portrays Slain Flight Attendant Neerja Bhanot In The Film.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Feb 2016, 07:23:31 PM


Actress Sonam Kapoor is “disheartened” that her upcoming true-life inspired drama “Neerja” will not release in Pakistan. The movie, slated to release in India tomorrow, has been banned by Pakistan for allegedly showing the country in bad light, a fact denied by the actress, who portrays slain flight attendant Neerja Bhanot in the film.

“Extremely disheartened that Neerja isn’t releasing this Friday in Pakistan. She was awarded by them & I hope they will salute her again,” Sonam tweeted.

“She saved Pakistani lives, and I can guarantee that Pakistan hasn’t been shown in a poor light, I really hope and pray Neerja releases When Neerja releases worldwide and people see how fair the film is, I’m hopeful that it will result in a solution to a release in Pakistan,” the actress said.

Neerja, a flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who was shot dead by terrorists during the hijacking in 1986 while trying to save the lives of passengers.

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First Published : 18 Feb 2016, 07:22:00 PM