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Rama Bhanot died days before Neerja trailer release. And Sonam Kapoor wanted her to watch it

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:36 IST

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor says that Neerja is more than just the story of Pan AM hero, Neerja Bhanot. While filming, the actor discovered that the film also delves deep into the mother-daughter bond. She says that it's a story of emotions, and hence, she wanted Neerja Bhanot's mother Rama Bhanot to watch the film.

Talking to Catch about how easy or difficult it was for her to portray Neerja -- the doting daughter, Sonam said:

"I think it was very easy to get the mother - daughter bond right because I met Neerja's mother, Rama Bhanot. The way she spoke about her bond with Neerja was amazing and also, I share an amazing bond with my mother.

I have grown up in front of Shabana Azmi, so I feel that she has a lot of motherly instinct towards me and I have a lot of love and respect for her. So it was kind of easy to create that but at the same time the impact is really emotional. End of the day it is the story of a daughter, sister, and a normal girl."

However, Sonam also regrets that she couldn't make Rama Bhanot watch the trailer. She said:

"Rama Aunty had passed away a few days before the trailer launch event and I wanted her to watch the film. I did not know that they were going to play a clip wherein she gave us her blessing. When I saw that clip, it just impacted me because I really wanted her to see the film."

Directed by Ram Madhvani, Neerja is set for release on 19 February.

First published: 8 February 2016, 4:58 IST
 
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Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.

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