NEERJA Trailer Watched by Two Million Film Lovers in Two Days

By Joyline Rego

Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot
Sonam Kapoor in and as Neerja Bhanot

Mumbai, Dec 19 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The NEERJA theatrical trailer starring Shabana Azmi as Neerja's mother, Sonam Kapoor in the title role and Shekhar Ravjiavani as Neerja's lover has been received enthusiastically by fans and film critics with two million views on YouTube and Facebook withing the first couple of days of release. The trailer is also being screened before Shah Rukh Khan - Kajol's DILWALE which opened in theaters Friday.

Narrating the real-life story of outstanding bravery of air hostess Neerja Bhanot in a hijack crisis situation on the big screen to the audience for the first time, the trailer promises a film that will strike a chord and touch everyone's heart. Neerja Bhanot sacrificed herself protecting the lives of 359 passengers on Pan Am flight 73 in 1986 hijacked by Palestinian terrorists from Abu Nidal's Fatah group during takeoff from Karachi Jinnah International airport on its Mumbai - JFK route via Karachi and Frankfurt.

The film is directed by Ram Madhvani, produced by Bling Unplugged and Fox Star Studios and presented by Fox Star Studios. Neerja has a release date of February 19. Watch Fox Star Hindi's Neerja Official Trailer - Sonam Kapoor Shabana Azmi.