Late Neerja Bhanot’s family has sent a legal notice to the makers of the biopic
Sonam Kapoor-starrer ‘Neerja‘ is undoubtedly one of the most honest and inspiring biopics made in recent times. The movie was made on the life of late flight attendant Neerja Bhanot’s life, and moved one and all. ‘Neerja’ released last year and was loved by critics and audiences alike. Recently, the film also bagged the prestigious National Award for Best Hindi Feature Film. But, amidst all these appreciation and accolades, the family of late Neerja Bhanot are upset with the makers of this biopic and have decided to take legal action against them.
The reason behind this is that the family has claimed that the makers have not honoured their commitment to share 10 per cent of the box office collections with the Neerja Bhanot Trust and their family. (Also Read: Exclusive: Ram Madhvani dedicates National Award to Neerja Bhanot’s family)
Neerja Bhanot’s brother Akhil Bhanot has confirmed to us saying that they have sent a legal notice to the makers. Talking about it with an agency, Neerja’s second brother Aneesh Bhanot has given a statement saying, “I will not comment on this issue at this stage. All I can tell you is that we will not tolerate injustice.” [sic]
Further, Aneesh has refused to give any details about the legal case, saying that the family lawyer will be able to give the exact status. Sources suggest that the family has moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Well, it’s quite a shocking news as late Neerja Bhanot’s family was completely supportive and involved with the film’s team while the promotions were carried out last year.
Let’s wait for more updates on it.
Directed by Ram Madhvani and produced by Atul Kasbekar and Fox Star Studios, ‘Neerja’ told the story of Neerja Bhanot who had lost her life trying to save 361 passengers during the hijack situation on Pan Am Flight 73 in year 1986.