With Rs 4.70 cr opening day, Neerja starts on an impressive note

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2016 15:02 IST
Neerja has been directed by Ram Madhvani. (YouTube)

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.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s first day figures.

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.

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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