'Neeraj' a film that made Sonam Kapoor an overnight star and a role for which Sonam Kapoor received a special mention at the 64th National Film Awards. Well, the film is quite close to the actress's heart and for her acting, Sonam received several positive critical responses from the critics. On September 7th, Sonam celebrated Neerja Bhanot's birth anniversary and remembered her by sharing late Neeraj's throwback pictures on social media.
Sonam Kapoor penned an unfeigned note for the late Neerja Bhanot on Instagram and also shared some alluring pictures of the braveheart. She captioned the post, "Celebrating Neerja's courage, charm and outlandish love for life - on her birth anniversary. Playing her was a life-altering experience for me, and I couldn't have been more thrilled to have honoured her legacy in my own way. Everytime I talk about Neerja, I just go on and on, and rightfully so - for her story till date, continues to inspire millions around the world! ✨💫 #NeerjaBhanot #HappyBirthdayNeerja." Check out her post here -
Neerja was a biographical thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani and written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. In the film, Sonam portrayed the lead roles of Neeraj. The film plot was based on a real-life event when Libyan-backed Abu Nidal Organization's hijacking of 'Pan Am Flight 73' in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 5th, 1986.
The film has shown from the point of view of the flight's head purser, Neerja Bhanot, who thwarted the hijack attempt by alerting the pilots, thus grounding the plane. Bhanot died trying to help save 359 of the 379 passengers and crew on board. The film was a big commercial success and also received positive critical response from the audience and critics.