The producers and distributors of NEERJA-the biographical thriller on Indian braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot starring Sonam Kapoor has issued a statement on the current disagreement between Blingg Unplugged and the Bhanot Family
The statement reads:
Fox Star Studios is extremely proud of its film NEERJA and holds the Bhanot family in great esteem.
However, the facts are that the Studio does not have any contractual obligations towards the Bhanot family as the life rights and permissions were obtained by Blingg Unplugged from the Late Neerja Bhanot's family long before Fox Star Studios came on board to produce the film.
Fox Star Studios has been duly honouring its contractual obligations towards Blingg Unplugged.
It's unfortunate that Blingg and Bhanot's family have not been able to resolve their disagreements. The life story of Neerja Bhanot inspired the nation and the movie created history, created memories that we deeply cherish, memories that will last forever. We hope for quick resolution to the ongoing issue.
It was earlier reported that the Neerja family had accused Blingg Unplugged for conspiracy and reportedly moved court over disagreements regarding profit sharing.
The Sonam Kapoor starrer NEERJA brought accolades from all corners including the National Award in the best film, best director and best actress category.