Sonam Kapoor: Being 'Neerja' was challenging but a great honour

On September 5 1986, Neerja Bhanot died while saving 359 passengers on board Pan AM Flight 73, which was hijacked by terrorists during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan.

Feb 19, 2020, 21:10 PM IST

Sonam Kapoor remembers braveheart Neerja Bhanot

Sonam Kapoor-starrer `Neerja` brought to the big screen the real-life story of a courageous young flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. The actor, who played the role of the braveheart in the 2016 biopic, paid homage to Bhanot on her death anniversary yesterday.

Sep 06, 2019, 08:28 AM IST

Netizens troll Sonam Kapoor for her 'half Sindhi, half Peshawari' comment, actress hits back

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor was mercilessly trolled for revealing that 'she is half Sindhi and half Peshwari' in an interview with BBC. In the same interview, the actress also reacted on the Government's decision to revoke Article 370 and India's relationship with Pakistan.

Aug 19, 2019, 12:13 PM IST

I'm often disappointed with scripts which come my way: Jim Sarbh

Jim Sarbh, who has given critically-acclaimed performances in films such as "Neerja" and "Padmaavat", says he feels underwhelmed with the kind of scripts coming his way.

Apr 11, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

Women need to have more representation in films: Sonam Kapoor

From "Neerja" to "Padman" to her latest "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" Sonam Kapoor has made some unconventional choices in her career and the actor says her aim is to support stories which have strong women representation. 

Feb 10, 2019, 16:30 PM IST

Is Sonam Kapoor the bravest, boldest female star in Bollywood? It seems so

Sonam's self-awareness has helped her take more risks than Deepika Padukone or Anushka Sharma.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:52 PM IST

Sonam Kapoor lists simple ways to deal with #MeToo

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who believes that the #MeToo movement has been "as eye-opening and devastating as it has been exhilarating", will galvanise people into action and into a redemption of rights long awaited for the disempowered. This, she believes, may seem complex, but can be achieved in a simple way.

Nov 13, 2018, 23:42 PM IST

Bored of playing negative characters: Jim Sarbh

He created an impression with his powerful portrayal of negative characters in films like "Neerja", "Raabta" and "Padmaavat", but actor Jim Sarbh now wants to look beyond these "one-sided characters" as he says he is really tired of playing people "who don't care about" others.

Aug 12, 2018, 16:16 PM IST

Heroism of Neerja Bhanot continues to move Sonam Kapoor

Sonam earned critical appreciation for her portrayal as Neerja Bhanot, and got a Special Mention for her performance at the 64th National Film Awards.

Feb 19, 2018, 20:36 PM IST

No point in doing just entertaining cinema anymore: Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor is riding high with her lauded performance in PadMan. She says it is important for her to play roles that reflect the social conscience in these "difficult times".

Feb 10, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Sonam Kapoor wants more female-oriented films to be made in India

Actor Sonam Kapoor feels there is a need for more films that revolve around women.

Jan 04, 2018, 19:15 PM IST

Shabana Azmi shares photograph with Rama Bhanot

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has shared a photograph of herself with late Rama Bhanot, the mother of Neerja Bhanot. Neerja was a flight purser and lost her life trying to save passengers on Pan Am Flight 73, which was hijacked by terrorists during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan, in September 1986. 

Jul 23, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

IIFA Awards 2017: Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' wins Best Picture, AR Rahman honoured for musical contribution!

'Neerja' turned out to be thebig winner when it took home the coveted award for Best Picture. It outperformed 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,' 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,' 'Neerja,' 'Pink,' 'Sultan' and 'Udta Punjab' to bag the honour.

Jul 16, 2017, 13:22 PM IST

No obligations towards Neerja Bhanot's family: Fox Star Studios

Fox Star Studios has no contractual obligations towards the family of the late Neerja Bhanot, it was stated on Wednesday in response to claims that the banner went back on its word of sharing 10 per cent of the net profit of the film "Neerja".

Jun 28, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court

The court was moved after both sides failed to resolve the money sharing issue and even failed to agree on the appointment of an arbitrator.

Jun 23, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Unfortunate Bhanots contemplating legal action: Atul Kasbekar

'Neerja' producer Atul Kasbekar today described Bhanot family's plan to move court over sharing of profits of the film as unfortunate, saying they had a "clear contractual arrangement".

May 23, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

National Film Awards: President Pranab Mukherjee confers honour on 'Rustom' Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor for 'Neerja' and others

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the top honours on National Film Awardees today at Vigyan Bhawan. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar received the National Award for Best Actor in 'Rustom' whereas Ram Madhvani's directorial venture 'Neerja' bagged the honour for 'Best Hindi Film'.

May 03, 2017, 18:30 PM IST

National Award for Sonam Kapoor glorious validation of her talent: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has praised Sonam Kapoor as she got a special mention at the 64th National Film Awards for her portrayal of slain air hostess, Neerja Bhanot, in "Neerja".

Apr 13, 2017, 12:24 PM IST

Ram Madhavani dedicates National Award win to Bhanot family

"Neerja" today won the best Hindi film National Award and its director Ram Madhavani has dedicated the honour to Neerja Bhanot's family.

Apr 07, 2017, 20:57 PM IST

National Film Awards: 'Neerja' producer Atul Kasbekar expresses deep gratitude!

The most coveted and prestigious National Awards have been announced today and Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Neerja' and Akshay Kumar' 'Rustom' emerged as big winners.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:38 PM IST