Sonam Kapoor has played the role of fearless Air hostess Neerja bhanot who saved many lives during a PanAm flight hijacking.
Neerja has recieved Ashok chakra, India’s highest civil award. She is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Insaaniyat-Pakistan(awarded for showing incredibly human kindness), United States Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia, Special Courage award and many more. She was only 22 when she sacrificed her life.
She was into modelling and has featured in many ads.
She got married at the age of 21 but due to unnecessary dowry demands she left her husband and came back to live with her parents.
She joined PanAm after her separation.
Neerja bhanot died saving three children from a hail of bullets.
A true hero, she was beautiful and fearless. Movie “Neerja” releases on 19th feb.
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