Beautiful Actress Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Neerja’, a biopic based on the life of Neerja Bhanot, the air hostess who sacrificed her life while saving passengers on board hijacked Pan Am flight 73, has collected INR 50.12 crore in just 10 days since its release.
The film, which released on February 19, attracted more footfalls over the weekend due to positive word of mouth. With a collection of INR 14.80 crore in its second weekend, ‘Neerja’ is going strong in theatres, read a statement from the makers.
It specifically narrates the story of the bravery of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who ensured the failure of the hijacking by preventing the plane from getting off the ground.
Backed by good content and power-packed performances, the film is expected to remain strong in the coming days at the box office, says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
“Having crossed INR 50 crore, ‘Neerja’ should, as per current trending, reach/cross INR 60 crore by Thursday. India biz. Content is king,” Adarsh posted on Twitter.