Neerja Bhanot was not the 'hero' of Pan Am hijack, claim crew members

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is on cloud nine these days. After all her recent release is winning accolades from everyone.We are talking about her movie ‘Neerja' which happens to be a biopic on
neerja bhanot was not the hero of pan am hijack...
India TV Entertainment Desk February 23, 2016 12:20 IST

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is on cloud nine these days. After all her recent release is winning accolades from everyone.

We are talking about her movie ‘Neerja' which happens to be a biopic on the brave heart soul Neerja Bhanot who had saved the lives of over 300 passengers onboard Pan Am Flight 73 in the year 1986.

While Sonam is being highly appreciated for her performance in the movie, there are some who feel that ‘Neerja' hasn't done enough justice to Bhanot.

Nupoor Abrol, who was also a crew member of that unfortunate flight, took it to social networking site Facebook to express her disappointment over Sonam Kapoor's ‘Neerja'. In fact, several other crew members agreed to Nupoor and stated that the movie was pure fiction and not reality.

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“Yes, truly a very difficult moment. But also a difficult moment for all those flight attendants to accept the movie for what it is unfairly propagating. Neerja was a wonderful person and I think even her soul today would cringe at taking this undeserved adulation. Not fair to the FA's who have in reality faced their ordeal!,” Nupoor stated.

She even added that the movie is promoting undeserved adulation and also stated that Neerja wasn't the proverbial hero of the day.

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“Oh no! I was incidental in that plot. Astrid, Sherene, Sunshine and of course Massey were the real heroes of the day. I am glad today I can show my gratitude to them.”

To this Astrid Lobo, one of the flight attendants of Pan Am 73, wrote, “Nupoor Abrol I totally agree with you this movie is pure fiction not reality very unfair to all the rest of crew.”

Adele Pinto-Naicker, another flight attendant, wrote, “I whole heartedly agree. Nobody knows the real story we never discussed it as a base. We were given the golden handshake our golden wings immediately after the hijack. I truly believe that each and every crew member on that flight were brave and courageous.”

The crew members of the Pan Am Flight 73 were made permanent employees after the hijack.

Well, we wonder what Sonam Kapoor and the team of ‘Neerja' has to say on these comments by the crew members.

 
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