Around 4:36 am on 6 Sep 2014, Atul Kasbekar, the ace photographer took to twitter and posted a tweet that read, “Do U Know Who Neerja Bhanot Is? No? Well U Really Really Should…”. Well, it’s been almost a year now. The present day status is that, now he is actually producing the Neerja Bhanot biopic!
Confirming the same, Atul Kasbekar says, “Yes, I will be co-producing the film along with Fox Star Studios.” Sonam Kapoor will be playing the title role of the late Neerja Bhanot, in this biopic directed by Ram Madhwani. As far as the other casting details are concerned, Atul maintains, “We are still in the finalizing process.”
For starters, the late Neerja Bhanot was a senior flight attendant who saved 360 lives on Pan Am flight, when it was hijacked in Karachi in 1986. And at the age of mere 23 years, she also became the youngest and first woman recipient of the prestigious ‘Ashok Chakra’ award.