After days of wait, Sonam Kapoor’s “Neerja” finally takes flight today across the world.The movie is based on the true life story Neerja Bhanot, an air hostess whose courageous act saved the lives of many when her Pan Am flight was hijacked by terrorists. Neerja was later shot dead.
Essaying the title role is Sonam Kapoor, who, according to analysts, has delivered her career-best performance in the film.
The movie will recreate the life of Neerja Bhanot, her life as an air hostess and how she prevented the terrorists from carrying out their sinister plans and helped save scores of passengers especially Americans by hiding their passports.
The hijack took place on September 5, 1986. Neerja was to celebrate her 24th birthday with her parents two days later (September 7)
What will work in favour of the movie is the fact that this is the first ever movie to be made on Neerja and will showcase things hitherto unknown about the braveheart.
Veteran actors Shabana Azmi and Yogendra Tiku playing the roles of Neerja’s parents, also added additional attraction.