Trailer: Sonam Kapoor shines as Neerja Bhanot in ‘Neerja’


Watch the captivating trailer of the much awaited movie of 2016, ‘Neerja’ based on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. The film features Sonam Kapoor in the title role.

The trailer of the biopic was released by the protagonist Sonam Kapoor. She wrote, “Proud to present to you the incredible story of #Neerja!.”

In ‘Neerja Bhanot’ biopic, Sonam plays a very challenging role of 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.

The biopic is very important because it introduces the nation to the most brave heart flight attendant Neerja, who gave up her life for her passengers. Sonam as Neeraj rocked, she very well expressed the emotions of Neerja during those trouble period.

The film is being directed by Ram Madhwani and is written by Saiwyn Quadras of ‘Mary Kom’ fame. Brave heart Neerja joined the airlines after her marriage ended. She was only married for a year when she fell victim of dowry. She was the chief flight purser on the unfortunate Pan Am flight 73 airline that was hijacked by four terrorists on September 5, 1986, when it landed in Karachi.

Shabana Azmi enacts the role of Neerja’s mother. The film is set to hit theatres on February 19, 2016.