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Neerja: Why is Sonam Kapoor emotional about this Ram Madhvani film?

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:29 IST

Actress Sonam Kapoor says she is "emotionally attached" to her upcoming film Neerja, a biopic on Neerja Bhanot, a valiant flight attendant who saved a number of lives in a plane hijack incident.

During the promotions of the film in Mumbai, she said:

"I am very emotionally attached to this film. I met Neerja's mother in 2015 and it was an emotional moment for me. I want this film to reach to the widest audience so that people get to know who Neerja was".

"I am thankful that I got this opportunity to play this role. I only hope this film reaches everyone," she added".

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The Ram Madhvani-directorial features Sonam as Neerja, a Pan Am chief purser who was gunned down by terrorists when Flight 73 was hijacked to Karachi in 1986. She saved a number of lives but lost her own.

Sonam, daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, said she has a lot to achieve in her journey in the film industry.

"As an actress, I still have to achieve a lot. I have a long way to go. I only want people to know me for my work and films."

Also read: Sonam Kapoor's Neerja to stay true to the 1986 PanAm hijack incident

-- IANS

First published: 25 January 2016, 4:34 IST
 
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