According to sources, news is that Sonam Kapoor agree for the biopic film on a brave girl a flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot.
Neerja Bhanot (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986 was a flight attendant for Pan Am, based in Mumbai, India, who was murdered while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986.
Posthumously, she became the youngest recipient of India’s highest civilian award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra.
According to reports, Sonam Kapoor has agreed to play the part of Neerja in the biopic. A source said the film will be directed by Ram Madhvani.
Sonam has not confirmed the news but Neerja’s brother Aneesh declined to give any details and said that for many filmmakers contacted with his family for biopic of Neerja.
Neerja was applied for a flight attendant job with Pan Am, and upon selection, went to Miami for training as a flight attendant but returned as purser.
Bhanot was the senior flight purser 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. PA 73 was en route to Frankfurt and onward to New York City.
The hijackers opened fire and set off explosives. Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape. She could have been the first to jump out when she opened the door but she decided not and was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets.
Bhanot was recognized 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.