Neerja: Shabana Azmi - Sonam Kapoor Film Trailer and Poster Out

By Sana Topiwala

NEERJA (2016) Film Poster - Sonam Kapoor - Shabana Azmi
Neerja Film Poster (High-Resolution)

Mumbai, December 15 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Fear gave her courage.

After the positive reception of the official Neerja film logo launch, a trailer of the film starring Sonam Kapoor in the title role was released today. Veteran actress Shabana Azmi plays Neerja’s mother in the biopic.

The film takes on a daringly different subject and tells the story of the 23-year old real-life heroine Neerja Bhanot, youngest Ashoka Chakra award winner for bravery in India. On Sept 9, 1986, Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked during departure from it's first stop-over at Karachi Jinnah International airport on its's Mumbai - JFK flight plan via Karachi and Frankfurt. Palestinian gunmen from Abu Nidal's Fatah terrorist organization ruthlessly murdered 23 of the 360 passengers.

Air hostess Neerja Bhanot sacrificed her life trying to save the passengers.

The gunmen were apprehended by Pakistan and sentenced to death, but Pakistan showed unwarranted leniency and commuted their sentences to Life Imprisonment, despite the United States and India objecting because their citizens were killed.

Directed by Ram Madhvani, ‘Neerja’ is produced by Bling Unplugged and Fox Star Studios, presented by Fox Star Studios, and the movie is slated to release on February 19th.

Watch: Neerja Official Trailer in HD - Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi