Everyone is praising Sonam Kapoor’s portrayal of braveheart Neerja Bhanot, in Ram Madhvani directorial ‘Neerja.’ The movie chronicles the courage shown by Neerja Bhanot, a Pan Am flight 73 attendant who tried to save the lives of passengers during a hijacking at Karachi airport in 1986. In doing so, she lost her life. The heart wrenching story of Neerja struck an emotional chord with audience, leaving many in tears.
She was the youngest Indian and first woman recipient of India’s highest civilian award for bravery, The Ashoka Chakra, posthumously. She also awarded ‘Tamgha-E-Insaniyat’, the 4th highest civilian award by Pakistan Government for showing incredible kindness.
However, only few of us may know that the courageous Neerja Bhanot had worked in several TV commercials and advertisements before she went on to become a flight attendant.
Courageous, full of life, vivacious, dedicated and compassionate- Neerja was a charismatic model as well as a braveheart flight attendant who performed her duty till her last breath.