Karachi: Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Neerja’ might have been a success across the country, but the actress claims that the flick’s ban in Pakistan continues to baffle her.
The 30-year-old actress said in a recent interview, “This film is about humanity. It’s about Neerja not discriminating between Hindu, Christian, Muslim, or Pakistani-Americans and Indians. It is about just saving anybody and everybody because she believed in humanity, she believed in insaniyat,” reports the Express Tribune.
Sonam also said that this ban is baffling her because Pakistan was the first country out of the US and India to honour Neerja Bhanot with an award for her courage and bravery.
The ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ star added, “I feel it’s so sad Pakistan isn’t showing the film. I’m very, very disheartened because there’s nothing in the film that depicts Pakistan in a bad light. The Bhanots told us that before India or the US awarded Neerja, 30 years ago it was Pakistan who awarded Neerja with the Tamgha-e-Insaaniyat.”
Directed by Ram Madhvani, the flick narrates the story of Purser Neerja Bhanot, who was shot and killed while saving passengers from terrorists on board a hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986. (ANI)