Director Ram Madhvani became nostalgic as ‘Neerja’ starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead role completed seven years and We remember Neerja Bhanot, the brave Indian purser who sacrificed her life while saving the lives of passengers on the plane hijacked by terrorists during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan in 1986.
Neerja Bhanot was a really brave woman, he said. One of the most precious experiences of my life was being able to share her story with the entire globe. Without the incredible cast and crew of the movie, I would not have been able to convey this narrative. And the Bhanot family.
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Sonam Kapoor played the lead in the 2016 film “Neerja,” which also starred Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku, Shekhar Ravjiani, and Jim Sarbh in supporting parts. The movie is based on the Pan Am Flight 73 hijacking in Karachi and how Neerja Bhanot, the flight’s chief purser, died while attempting to save the passengers.
The director, who is renowned for his work on movies like “Mission Kashmir” and the web series “Aarya,”. Among other things, went on to say that the assistance of the entire crew made it possible to perfectly depict the story of such a heroic woman on screen.
Our team focused our ongoing efforts on Neerja Bhanot’s story, and the Bhanot family as a whole provided unwavering support.