Neerja’s Crew Members Think the Film is More Fiction Than Reality

The survivors of the Pan Am 73 hijacked flight say that ‘Neerja’ unfairly depicts only one side of the story.

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The crew of Pan Am 73. (Photo Courtesy: Steve Priske)

Reviews say actor Sonam Kapoor has done a stellar job as Neerja in the newly released biopic. However, her fellow-flight attendants that fateful night believe this movie is more fiction than reality.

A Facebook thread revealed that the other crew members on Pan Am 73 believe that the movie is propagating only one side of the story.

Nupoor Abrol was one of the flight attendants on Pan Am 73. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook Screengrab)
Nupoor Abrol was one of the flight attendants on Pan Am 73. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook Screengrab)

Real Heroes of the Day

Nupoor then went on to add that Neerja was a wonderful person, but the real heroes that day were Astrid Lobo, Sherene Pavan, Sunshine and Massey.

The real heroes of that day. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook screengrab)
The real heroes of that day. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook screengrab)
Pan Am India Class Jan 1986 graduation day MIA. Neerja Bhanot — who would become Flight Purser and get killed in the attempted hijacking of Pan Am 73 — is back row far right. Also in the picture are  Ranee Vaswani, Rukshana Eisa, Alice Contractor, Sherene Pavan, Shailen Ranjit, Nupoor Abrol, Samira Goode, Mark Fernandes, Anjali Mankekar and Neerja Bhanot. (Photo Courtesy: Steve Priske)
Pan Am India Class Jan 1986 graduation day MIA. Neerja Bhanot — who would become Flight Purser and get killed in the attempted hijacking of Pan Am 73 — is back row far right. Also in the picture are Ranee Vaswani, Rukshana Eisa, Alice Contractor, Sherene Pavan, Shailen Ranjit, Nupoor Abrol, Samira Goode, Mark Fernandes, Anjali Mankekar and Neerja Bhanot. (Photo Courtesy: Steve Priske)
Astrid Lobo, one of the flight attendants and real heroes that day. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook screengrab)
Astrid Lobo, one of the flight attendants and real heroes that day. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook screengrab)

Courageous Flight Attendants

The flight attendants and crew after the hijacking episode were declared permanent employees of Pan Am.

The flight attendants were made permanent employees after the hijack. (Photo courtesy: Facebook screengrab)
The flight attendants were made permanent employees after the hijack. (Photo courtesy: Facebook screengrab)

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