Sonam Kapoor thanks Malala Yousafzai for watching ‘Neerja’


Sonam Kapoor starrer biopic ‘Neerja’ has been earning rave reviews ever since it released on February 19. The movie has bowled over cine-goers and critics alike with its sensitive portrayal of the heroic act of Pan Am flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life while saving the lives of passengers from hijackers.

Ram Madvani’s directorial has also won the heart of youngest-ever Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai who watched the private screening of the movie in London, where she currently resides.

Sonam who is being heaped with praises for bringing the 23-year-old braveheart Neerja to life on screen was glad that Malala liked the movie. The actress shared a picture of the Pakistani activist at the special screening standing before the posters of the film on social media.

Sonam tried to draw a resemblance between 18-year-old activist and Neerja and wrote, “Malala said 'I am stronger than fear' and for #Neerja 'fear gave her courage! Thank you #MalalaYousafzai for attending a private screening of #Neerja in London. I’m so glad you liked the film.”

Malala, who is an advocate of female education, was shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. She remained unconscious and in critical condition and was later sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, for intensive rehabilitation. Her advocacy for women’s right to education has since grown into an international movement. In 2014, she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.