Neerja movie was released 19th February 2016, based on a real life story of Neerja Bhanot who was in her early career as a model and then worked as an air hostess for Airline Pan American world airways, based in Mumbai. On 5th September 1986, while there was a plane hijack happened in Pan Am Flight 73, she was present in that plane and saved everyone from that hijack and she was shot by one of the terrorists.
In 2016 the movie released starring Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot, with shabhana azmi, shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles, directed by Ram madhavani. The movie is picturised on the same story without any changes in the plot. Well the movie was a huge hit in the box office and took away many awards in 2016-2017. Sonam Kapoor was awarded for her acting skills and making justice to the character, the movie got a National award too.
But lately Neerja Bhanot’s Family is unhappy about the movie and want to take a legal action against the director because the director had promised to share 10% of the film with the family which they failed to do so.
When the media asked Neerja’s brother about this legal action he said “I won’t comment on this issue at this point, all I can afford to say it that we won’t tolerate the injustice done to us.” Well this sounds right because the industry gets a huge profit and they have to give some of them to the family who has given the rights to make the film. According to sources a legal notice is already been sent to the director, they moved the case in the hands of Punjab and Haryana high court, well it’s a very emotional case.