Shekhar Ravjiani to romance Sonam Kapoor in ‘Neerja’


Music composer and singer Shekhar Ravjiani is all set to make his Bollywood debut. Shekhar will star opposite Sonam Kapoor in ‘Neerja’. Shekhar of Vishal-Shekhar duo has been signed to play Sonam Kapoor’s love interest in Ram Madhvani's ‘Neerja’.

‘Neerja’ is the story of brave heart flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who lost her life while saving passengers of the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on September 5, 1986.

Sonam said that 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.

Produced by Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged, ‘Neerja’ has been written by Saiwyn Quadras of ‘Mary Kom’ fame.

The film also features Shabana Azmi in an important role.