Disheartened that Neerja not releasing in Pakistan

Friday, Feb 19, 2016,10:26 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | 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 and 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 world wide 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.