Neerja is inspirational, brave and real: Sonam's film gets a thumbs up from B-Town
Neerja has received a thumbs up from B-Town. From Hrithik Roshan to Aamir Khan to Karan Johar, many Bollywood stars took to Twitter to praise the biopic.
A model by choice and a flight attendant by profession, Neerja Bhanot was like any other 22-year-old. Little did she know, that one day she will become an inspiration for many. One day she will save the lives of 360 passengers on a flight and become a real-life hero.
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Neerja is a story of ordinary girl who displayed extraordinary courage during testing times. The biopic tells the story of a 23-year-old girl gave up her own life trying to save the lives of hijacked passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 to New York.
29 years after the incident, director Ram Madhvani and Sonam Kapoor have decided to bring on 70mm the incredible story of Neerja Bhanot. And this real-life story of an unsung hero has received a thumbs up from the B-Town celebrities.
From Hrithik Roshan to Aamir Khan to Karan Johar, many Bollywood stars took to Twitter to praise the biopic. While Ayushmann Khurrana calls it a "touching story', Hrithik says that Neerja made his teary-eyed.
Sonam, who essays the role of Neerja Bhanot in the biopic, has also received words of appreciation by his friends in Bollywood.
Neerja, posthumously, became the youngest recipient of India's highest civilian award for bravery, The Ashok Chakra, while Pakistan also bestowed the prestigious Tamgha-e-Insaaniyat Award to her for showing incredible human kindness during the hijack.
The film, which also stars Shabana Azmi, is set to hit the screens on February 19.