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Neerja: Why did singer Shekhar Ravjiani decide to make his acting debut alongside Sonam Kapoor?

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:37 IST

Renowned music composer, Shekhar of the Vishal-Shekhar duo is set to make his first ever acting debut. He will be seen in the Neerja Bhanot biopic as Sonam Kapoor's love interest.

In an interview with Catch, Shekhar got candid about why he decided to take up the project.

"It is a beautiful story, beautiful script. It is an untold story and I think the world should know about the incident. I am glad that this film got made. When I was offered this film, I saw a certain conviction and passion coming from Ram."

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"He had a vision in his mind and I felt a connected to it. I have got many acting offers in last 7 years, but I have not taken up anything but I just wanted to be a part of any film. It is a brief role and I enjoyed the experience of working in this film."

Shekhar, who recently watched Neerja, said that Sonam Kapoor has outdone herself in the film.

"I have watched the film and I just want to say that Sonam has out done herself and she is brilliant as Neerja."

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Neerja releases on 19 February 2016.

First published: 10 February 2016, 12:35 IST
 
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.

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