Actress Sonam Kapoor has begun shooting for the biopic of Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who was murdered while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986.
Sonam, who plays the titular role in the film, said she is humbled to be a part of the biopic.
“Day 1 of #NeerajBhanot thank you @foxstarhindi and @BlingLive for making this possible… Let the journey begin! #nerves #excitement #humbled,” the 29-year-old actress tweeted.
Fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar, who turns producer with the movie, sought good wishes from fans, for the film. “#NeerjaBhanot Her story begins today… Wish us luck,” he tweeted.
#NeerjaBhanot Her story begins today… Wish us luck 🙏🏽🙏🏽😘
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) April 19, 2015
Kasbekar is producing the film under his celebrity management company, Bling! Entertainment.