Sonam Kapoor shares her look from Neerja Bhanot biopic

Neerja was recognised internationally as "the heroine of the hijack"

Entertainment Desk May 04, 2015
Bhanot was recognised internationally as "the heroine of the hijack". PHOTO: BOLLYWOODLIFE

Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor took to social media to share her look as Neerja Bhanot, from her upcoming movie and what she called as a tribute to the valiant lady, reported India Today. 

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Neerja, the film is based on the life of 23-year-old Neerja Bhanot, who was a flight attendant on the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 73, which was hijacked by four heavily armed terrorists after it landed at Karachi at 5 am from Mumbai on September 5, 1986.

After 17 hours of being trapped, the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives. Neerja opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape.

She chose to evacuate passengers first, instead of saving herself from the terrorists. She was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets.

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Neerja was recognised internationally as "the heroine of the hijack" and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, India's most prestigious gallantry award for bravery during peace time.

Fox Star Studios also released a comic book version of the actor's character in the film.



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