Watch the ‘Making of Neerja: Encouragement from the Stars’ as some of the biggest names of Hindi films; Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Rajkumar Hirani and Anil Kapoor, to name a few – inspire the cast and crew on the sets of the film.
Neerja is the courageous story of a 23 year old air hostess, who tragically lost her life while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5th September 1986. Neerja Bhanot will be played by Sonam Kapoor, who was recently nominated as ‘Best Actress’ at the Screen Awards and Filmfare awards.
Sonam Kapoor said: “In a lot of ways, with every phase we needed motivation. It was exhausting and we were shooting 16 hours days, everyday. We were taking long, long takes and we didn’t take breaks. So every week or every four days, after a phase was over, a celebrity will come and give us some motivation, saying this is a story that needs to be told, so give it your 200%.”
Out in cinemas on the 19th February 2016, Neerja is produced by Fox Star Studios and co-produced by Bling Unplugged.