Mumbai: Aamir Khan – the Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood – has heaped praise on ‘Neerja’ a film based on brave-heart Neerja Bhanot.
Directed by Ram Madhvani, ‘Neerja’ features Sonam playing the titular role and Shabana Azmi as her mother Rama Bhanot.
Here’s what Aamir posted on Twitter after watching the film:
Loved Neerja. Very inspirational & moving!Sonam is outstanding! Shabanaji has given a performance of a lifetime! Well done Ram! Must watch!
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 16, 2016
Neerja was a purser with the Pan Am Flight 73. She was killed by the hijackers on September 5, 1986 in Karachi. Neerja’s bravery and selflessness saved lives of 360 passengers on board the hijacked flight.
Posthumously, she was honoured with the Ashok Chakra for her bravery, and thus went on to become the youngest recipient of the award.