Neerja's fellow crew members claim biopic more fiction than reality

Flight attendants aboard Pan Am plane protest 'Neerja' propagates one side of the story

Entertainment Desk February 22, 2016
Flight attendants aboard Pan Am plane protest 'Neerja' propagates one side of the story. SCREENGRAB

Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja may have bowled over fans and critics' alike, but Neerja Bhanot's fellow crew members claim the biopic is a work of fiction rather than a portrayal of what really unraveled on the fateful flight.

Based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who was killed during a terrorist hijacking of the Pan Am airline, Neerja, the film, brings to the front Bhanot's heroic and brave attempt at saving lives in the face of a crisis.

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Upon the film's release, one flight attendant on the Pan Am plane took to social media to protest that the movie propagates one side of the story, The Quint reported.

It soon led to a Facebook thread where other crew members aboard the same flight agreed that the movie is "very unfair to the rest of the crew."

Another was upset with her character's portrayal in the film.

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Although the crew members are least happy about the film, others; Neerja's class fellow and one Pan Am passenger who was witness to the attack, thanked filmmakers for bringing the 24-year-old back to life and sharing the traumatic experience of the passengers aboard the flight.

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Sonam was made an honorary alumni by Neerja's classmates, and the Bollywood actor humbly accepted the honour.

Here's the trailer:


ARMY UNCLE | 5 years ago | Reply These filmi real life stories should be taken with a pinch of salt as they have factual inaccuracies even the best of them ,they are designed to garner attention for obvious reasons.But a martyr is always a martyr and we need to have the grace to give that lady her moment.
SKN | 5 years ago | Reply @Noddy: Oh now I get it wise one! You are so smart, wow!
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