Actress Sonam Kapoor is disheartened that "Neerja" is yet to release in Pakistan and feels that politics might be the reason behind it. "I believe there is no place for politics in art and sports. Unfortunately, that's the case... That is happening. I don't understand the reason of the biopic not being released in Pakistan," Sonam said.
According to the "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" actress, all her films have done commercially well in Pakistan but "Neerja" is yet to see the light of the day there. "It is sad that it has not released in Pakistan officially yet. I have learnt that people have watched the film through pirated copies which is sad. I amdisappointed," she said.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi also fails to understand why the film is yet to release in the neighbouring country. "It is sad but I haven't given up. I hope it releases in Pakistan. We have been told the process of releasing the film there, is going on."
For both Azmi and Sonam, the biggest compliment came from Neerja's family as they too loved the film. But Azmi is surprised with the kind of appreciation coming her way. "I cried too like most people after seeing the film. Everyone has come and told me I have made them cry, so I don't knowif I should take that as a compliment or not. I am surprised with the kind of response I am getting via mails and messages.’’