The Ram Madhavani-directed biopic revolves around the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi.
Sonam’s role of young flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her own life to save the lives of her passengers at the time of hijack, has earned her praise from all round the world.
“Every big actor in the world has to keep on learning. He or she might be the best actor but they have to constantly learn. Same goes for Sonam. No matter how much praise she gets for her performance and whatever anybody says, she still has to improve more…”
“An actor is always a student and this art is an ocean. No one can learn it fully. So, everyone should strive to improve,” Indian Express quoted Anil Kapoor as saying at a recent award show’s red carpet.
Neerja was released world wide on February 19 and has received rave reviews from critics as well as audiences.