Neerja was a senior flight purser on Pan Am Flight 73 which was headed to New York City from Mumbai via Karachi and Frankfurt. The same flight was hijacked by the terrorists and our protagonist Neerja lost her life saving the lives of 359 passengers. This heroic act earned her India’s highest peacetime military award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra.
Reportedly, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actress got emotional at the trailer launch event of the film remembering Neerja, but the team is pretty sure Neerja will be accepted globally as she was acknowledged in the past.
“Anything that is emotionally challenging kind of makes you grow as a human being. You learn how to be better through everything especially if something pushes you beyond a certain limit. Anything that Neerja Bhanot has brought into my life is being positive, it’s not strained me, it’s made me stronger,” said Sonam.
The trailer is quite expressive of the events occurred on the dreadful day.