Sonam Kapoor begins ‘Neerja Bhanot’ biopic shoot

Sonam Kapoor, who is shooting alongside Salman Khan for Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Pem Ratan Dhan Payo’ has begun ‘Neerja Bhanot’ biopic shoot. Sonam said she is humbled to portray the character of Neerja Bhanot, a senior flight attendant who was murdered while saving 360 lives on Pan Am flight, when it was hijacked in Karachi in 1986.

For her bravery, Neerja was awarded Ashok Chakra award at the age of 23.

"Day 1 of #NeerajBhanot thank you @foxstarhindi and @BlingLive for making this possible... Let the journey begin! #nerves #excitement #humbled," the 29-year-old star tweeted.

Fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar, who is producing the film under his celebrity management company, Bling! Entertainment sought good wishes from fans, for the film. "#NeerjaBhanot Her story begins today... Wish us luck," he tweeted.

Actors Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza and former Balaji Telefilms CEO Tanuj Garg wished good luck. The film also features Shabana Azmi.

Riteish wrote: "@atulkasbekar congrats my friend -this debut was waiting to happen Mr producer."

"To my @atulkasbekar @findingshanti @piyasawhney!!! May this be all that you hope for it to be :) lots of love and good wishes! #Neerja," Dia tweeted.

While Garg shared on his offical Twitter page: "All the [email protected] ..