Actress Sonam Kapoor is "disheartened" that her upcoming true-life inspired drama "Neerja" will not release in Pakistan.
The movie, slated to release in India on Friday, has been banned by Pakistan for allegedly showing the country in bad light, a fact denied by the actress, who portrays slain flight attendant Neerja Bhanot in the film.
Extremely disheartened that #Neerja isn't releasing this Friday in Pakistan. She was awarded by them & I hope they will salute her again.â€” Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) February 18, 2016
She saved Pakistani lives, and I can guarantee that Pakistan hasn't been shown in a poor light, I really hope and pray #Neerja releases.â€” Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) February 18, 2016
When #Neerja releases worldwide and people see how fair the film is, I'm hopeful that it will result in a solution to a release in Pakistan.â€” Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) February 18, 2016
Neerja, a flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who was shot dead by terrorists during the hijacking in 1986 while trying to save the lives of passengers.