Actor Sonam Kapoor has begun shooting for the biopic of Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who was murdered while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986.
Sonam, who plays the titular role in the film, said she is humbled to be a part of the biopic. Bhanot was a senior flight attendant who saved 360 lives on Pan Am flight, when it was hijacked in Karachi in 1986. And at the age of mere 23 years, she also became the youngest and first woman recipient of the prestigious Ashok Chakra award.
"Day 1 of #NeerajBhanot thank you @foxstarhindi and @BlingLive for making this possible... Let the journey begin! #nerves #excitement #humbled," the 29-year-old star tweeted.
Fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar, who turns producer with the movie, sought good wishes from fans, for the film. "#NeerjaBhanot Her story begins today... Wish us luck," he tweeted.
Kasbekar is producing the film under his celebrity management company, Bling! Entertainment.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Day 1 of <a href="#NeerajBhanothttps://twitter.com/hashtag/NeerajBhanot?src=hash">#NeerajBhanot</a> thank you <a href="@foxstarhindihttps://twitter.com/foxstarhindi">@foxstarhindi</a> and <a href="@BlingLivehttps://twitter.com/BlingLive">@BlingLive</a> for making this possible.. Let the journey begin! <a href="#nerveshttps://twitter.com/hashtag/nerves?src=hash">#nerves</a> <a href="#excitementhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/excitement?src=hash">#excitement</a> <a href="#humbled&mdash'https://twitter.com/hashtag/humbled?src=hash">#humbled</a></p>— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) <a href="April'https://twitter.com/sonamakapoor/status/589657901129605121">April 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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