Neerja to release on 19th Februrary
‘Neerja’, the biopic of late air hostess Neerja Bhanot, will reportedly be hitting the screens on February 19 next year. “Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged is proud to announce that we will be releasing ‘Neerja’ on February 19 for the people the world over to know and celebrate the story of a 23-year-old girl who found courage and self-sacrifice in an extraordinary moment in her life. Neerja is one of the unsung heroes of India whose story should be an inspiration for everyone. This is her story,” Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement. The lead role of Neerja will be played by Sonam Kapoor. Neerja was a Pan Am air hostess who was shot by terrorists during the hijack of Flight 73 in Karachi in 1986. “India tends to forget so many of its heroes. It’s heroines even more so. Neerja’s story is one that just had to be told and we at Bling Unplugged are delighted and proud that it’s our maiden co-production,” said Atul Kasbekar, producer, Bling Unplugged.