Alleging that the movie depicted Pakistan in poor light, the neighbouring country has banned the movie Neerja today. The Sonam Kapoor-starrer was said to have been based on real incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986.
Strangely, the movie is not being shown to Pakistan’s censor board.
The Ram Madhvani-directed movie revolves around Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who was shot dead by terrorists during the hijacking while trying to save the lives of passengers.
Mobasher Hasan, who heads the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC), said that the decision not to allow import of the film had come from the information and commerce ministry.