Advani, who directed films like 'Katti Batti' and 'Hero', took to Twitter to praise the films.
"Tremendous times for Indian Cinema! #Neerja tomm #Aligarh on 26th. Kudos to both studios for backing tough content. @ErosNow @foxstarhindi," he posted.


'Neerja' a biopic on Neerja Bhanot, a Pan Am flight attendant who was gunned down by terrorists when a flight in Karachi was hijacked in 1986. Featuring Sonam Kapoor in the lead, the film released yesterday.
'Aligarh' is the story of a professor (Manoj Bajpayee), who got fired for his sexual views and a young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) who tells his story to the world.

The Hansal Mehta-directed film is releasing on February 26.


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