In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Sonam Kapoor, who plays protagonist Neerja Bhanot in her biopic, said: "Bravery is when you act in the face of fear. What am I doing? I am actually acting it out in Neerja. It's not actually me going through the process of what she went through."
When Sonam Kapoor learnt that she has been zeroed in to play the protagonist in Neerja, she wondered: "Why don't I know about Neerja Bhanot? Why doesn't my generation know about her?" She continued: "Because hers is an inspirational story. She was an ordinary girl, who became extraordinary because of the qualities that she had."
"50 percent of our country is under the age of 25. I feel that the youth needs role models. And I think Neerja will provide that," she said.
"What happened 30 years ago is reoccurring now. Someone like Neerja is a beacon of hope. Hopefully, this film is the same thing for a lot of young people," Sonam told NDTV.