Sonam Kapoor, who will be seen essaying the role of Neerja Bhanot in the upcoming biopic ‘Neerja’, paid a tribute to the daredevil Panam flight attendant who gave her life trying to save the passengers during a hijack. Sonam remembered her on her birthday and even started a campaign to salute Neerja through her social media.
To the Unflinching Spirit. To the Courage that Inspires. To #NeerjaBhanot: My Humble Salute.
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) September 7, 2015
Neerja Bhanot was a senior flight attendant who saved 360 lives on Pan Am flight, when it was hijacked in Karachi in 1986. Neerja posthumously became the youngest recipient of India’s highest civilian award for bravery, The Ashok Chakra. She was only 22 when she passed away.
Presented by Fox Star Studios, Neerja, which is in production now, is produced by Atul Kasbekar’s Bling Unplugged and directed by Ram Madhvani.