What Neerja Bhanot's mother told star Sonam Kapoor when they met | Memsaab.com

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor along with the team of upcoming movie ‘Neerja’ have taken it upon themselves to tell the tale of Neerja Bhanot. A 23-year air hostesses, Neerja saved the lives of 360 passengers on September 5th, 1986.

Star Sonam notes that she felt a "little more responsible towards the film as it is based on a real person." As part of her prep, Sonam met Neerja's family in Chandigarh.

Star Sonam notes that she felt a
In This Image: Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor speaks about an emotional moment when Neerja's mother Rama Bhanot said Sonam reminded her of her late daughter - but that the real Neerja was 'prettier.' Shabana Azmi plays the role of Rama Bhanot.
 

Star Sonam also says that the supporting cast, which also includes composer-actor Shekhar Ravjiani, allowed her to deliver a more nuanced performance

Star Sonam also says that the supporting cast, which also includes composer-actor Shekhar Ravjiani, allowed her to deliver a more nuanced performance
In This Image: Sonam Kapoor
She added, "If they wouldn't have been this brilliant, I would've been mediocre as well."

Actress Sonam also says that the legacy of Neerja Bhanot meant that she couldn't let the family down. They did not care whether their daughter was a hero or not.

 Actress Sonam also says that the legacy of Neerja Bhanot meant that she couldn't let the family down. They did not care whether their daughter was a hero or not.
In This Image: Sonam Kapoor
Sonam added Bhanot family just wanted her to be alive. I just couldn't have let her family down. So, I needed to be very true to the character