Sonam Kapoor-starrer “Neerja”, which initially opened in 700 theatres, today added 200 more theatres after its box-office success.
The film, starring Sonam Kapoor, has been receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike since its release last Friday. It has so far earned Rs 35.32 crore domestically.
“It is an extremely proud moment for all of us at Fox Star that there is an overwhelming demand from exhibitors to increase the number of shows of ‘Neerja’.
“This is truly the power of content and we, along with Bling Unplugged, are thrilled that Neerja has got a wider and deeper footprint in its second week of release. It’s hugely gratifying that India is celebrating a much-deserved hero, Neerja Bhanot and paying tribute to what she stood for,” producer Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios said in a statement.
The biopic revolves around Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant for Pan Am, based in Mumbai, who was shot and killed while saving passengers from terrorists on board a hijacked ‘Pan Am Flight 73’ on September 5, 1986.
The Ram Madhvani-directed film is produced by Fox Studios and Atul Kasbekar’s Bling Unplugged.
“It is very rare that a film of this genre sees such a massive spike in theatres/shows from week one to the second. We are deeply appreciative of the fact that Neerja’s story has found resonance all over India,” Kasbekar said.