Neerja is a biopic based on the life of Neera Bhanot starring Sonam Kapoor as lead actress.
The film is directed by Ram Madhvani and produced by Atul Kasbekar. Neerja Bhanot gave up her life trying to save the lives of hijacked passengers on PanAm Mumbai to New York flight in Karachi in 1986. Posthumously, Neerja became the youngest recipient of India’s highest civilian award for bravery The Ashok Chakra and Pakistan bestowed the prestigious Tamgha-e- Insaaniyat Award to her for showing incredible human kindness during the hijack.
Shabana Azmi will be playing the role of her mother in the movie. The screenplay is written by Saiwyn Quadras and the dialogues are penned by Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh. The trailer of the movie will be released on 17 December. Here’s the logo-
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The movie is set to release on 19 February 2016. Stay tuned for more updates about the movie.