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Home / Bollywood / Neerja earns Rs 65 crore, crosses Mary Kom’s lifetime business

Neerja earns Rs 65 crore, crosses Mary Kom’s lifetime business

The movie, directed by Ram Madhvani, narrates the story of Neerja Bhanot, a senior flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who died while saving the lives of the passengers during the hijacking of the flight at Karachi airport in 1986.

bollywood Updated: Mar 12, 2016, 20:34 IST
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Neerja Bhanot died two days before her 24th birthday. (YouTube)
Neerja Bhanot died two days before her 24th birthday. (YouTube)

Sonam Kapoor-starrer real-life inspired drama Neerja has continued its box office momentum in the third week by earning Rs 65.24 crore, surpassing the business of another woman-centric film Mary Kom.

The movie, directed by Ram Madhvani, narrates the story of Neerja Bhanot, a senior flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who died while saving the lives of the passengers during the hijacking of the flight at Karachi airport in 1986.

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“Neerja crosses Mary Kom lifetime biz [Week 3] Fri 1.15 cr, Sat 2.20 cr, Sun 2.69 cr, Mon 1.45 cr. Total: ? 65.24 cr. India biz. SUPERB!,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

The film is one of the biggest hits in Sonam’s career.

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