Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja soars at the box office: Flies at Rs 12.30 crore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2016 14:35 IST
Sonam Kapoor stars as Neerja Bhanot in Neerja.

Sonam Kapoor’s career is finally flying high, and how! Her superlative performance in Neerja is fast translating into money at the box office: The Ram Madhvani-directed biopic earned an impressive Rs 4.70 crore on Friday, the first day of its release and another Rs 7.60 crore on Saturday bringing its current total to Rs 12.30 crore.

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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh even suggested in s string of tweets that the opening weekend numbers could touch Rs 20 crore, which is ‘fabulous.’

Neerja’s opening day collection is even more impressive considering that it released only on 700 screens pan India. It is expected to do better over the weekend thanks to a strong word-of-mouth publicity.

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The film, which was released on February 19, received tremendous support from industry insiders as they boldly came out in support of Fear versus Neerja campaign.

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Sonam Kapoor plays Pan Am Flight 73’s chief purser Neerja Bhanot in the film, while Shabana Azmi and Yogendra Tiku play her parents.

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