Neerja makers hope ‘Pakistan’ reconsiders the film


WEB DESK: Amidst the ban on Neerja in Pakistan, its makers are still hopeful that Pakistan reconsiders the film as it does not portray any country in bad light.

The film, which stars Sonam Kapoor, is based on the life of Neerja Bhanot, the Indian flight attendant who sacrificed her life while saving passengers on board hijacked Pan Am flight 73.

The film released in India on February 19, but it was banned in Pakistan for reportedly showing the country in a poor light.

“I hope they reconsider our film. Anybody who has seen the film would know we have not shown anything against anyone. Any country would have gone through this problem… We are not showing any country in a bad light,” Director Ram Madhvani said.

Madhvani expressed that he still has hope that the neighboring country will reflect their decision of banning the movie.

“All countries are facing terrorism today. We are hoping they will reconsider this film,” he added.

The movie has received rave reviews in India and else where from both the critics and the audience. The director said that the soul of the film is the mother daughter bond.

“It is very overwhelming that people are liking this film. I feel the soul of the film is about the mother and daughter relationship,” Madhvani said.

Neerja also features Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani and Yogendra Tiku.