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Sonam Kapoor will save 379 lives this February


The star plays airhostess Neerja Bhanot in a film to be released on February 19, 2016

 

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Neerja, a biopic on the life of 23-year old airhostess Neerja Bhanot, who gave up her life trying to save the lives of 379 hijacked passengers on PanAm flight in Karachi in 1986, will reportedly be released on February 19, 2016. 

Neerja posthumously became the youngest recipient of India's highest civilian award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra. Pakistan also bestowed the prestigious Tamgha-e-Insaaniyat Award to her for showing incredible human kindness during the hijack.

This is what Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, announced via a press release: "Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged is proud to announce that we will be releasing Neerja on Feb 19 for the people the world over to know and celebrate the story of a 23-year-old girl who found courage and self-sacrifice in an extraordinary moment in her life. Neerja is one of the unsung heroes of India whose story should be an inspiration for everyone. This is her story." 

Neerja is being produced by Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged. It has been directed by ad film director Ram Madhvani. Shabana Azmi plays the role of Neerja's mother.