Sonam Kapoor and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray inaugurate the Neerja Bhanot chowk ( junction ) in Mumbai today (June 15). The junction is situated beside Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, where Neerja studies.
A source says, “Neerja’s story inspired many people, and naming a junction after her is a tribute to her. Sonam is happy to be part of the ceremony. She feels it is about keeping Neerja’s valour alive.”
Sonam plays the role of Airhostess in Ram Madhvani’s film, Neerja. The movie focused on the Ashoka Chakra winner’s bravery as she led passengers on a hijacked plane to safety. “It was more than a movie for Sonam,” adds the source. Sonam was unavailable for a comment. – CINEWS