Monday, May 22, 2017

Neerja Bhanot's family to sue filmmakers, says won't tolerate injustice

New Delhi: Bollywood movie 'Neerja' grossed an estimate Rs. 125 crore worldwide. It also bagged the National Award for Best Hindi Feature Film, along with several other film awards. But now, it seems it could be headed for a legal tussle with the family of braveheart Neerja Bhanot.

The main contention of the Bhanot family is that the makers of the successful film did not honour their commitment to share 10 per cent of the box office collections with the Neerja Bhanot Trust and the family

"I will not comment on this issue at this stage. All I can tell you is that we will not tolerate injustice," Aneesh Bhanot, brother of Neerja Bhanot, told IANS here.

Aneesh refused to give any details about the legal case, saying that the family lawyer will be able to give the exact status.

Sources, however, said that the family is moving the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard and a legal notice has already been served on the makers of "Neerja".
Neerja Bhanot gave up her life, two days before she would have turned 23, to save travellers during a terrorist-hijack of a Pan-Am flight at Karachi international airport in Pakistan on September 5, 1986.
21/05/17 India TV 

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