Learnt kindness from Neerja Bhanot’s example says Sonam Kapoor


Actress Sonam Kapoor, who portrayed the role of  Pan Am chief purser Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 bollywood film Neerja directed by Ram Madhvani, says that nowadays kindness is very rare and that is something which she learnt from the late air hostesses example while portraying the character of the slain air hostess.

Neerja Bhanot who was a purser for the airline Pan American World Airways, based in Mumbai, lost her life while saving passengers from terrorists on board hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in September 1986.  Mother Teresa Memorial International Award 2016 at Mumbai honored Neerja Bhanot and Sonam, who accepted the award on the behalf of Bhanot on Sunday at the award function, said: “Neerja has been a turning point in my life not because of the movie, but the kind of person she still is in my life. Kindness is something very rare these days, and that is something she has taught me.”

“There is a gigantic place for sympathy, benevolence and comprehension in everyone’s life. Particularly in this age where there is such a great amount to make progress toward and scorn… For a 22-year-old young lady to demonstrate that much persistence, generosity and love, is something we ought to all take after,” the performer included.

Bhanot didn’t recognize religions and spared anybody she could be and considered them to be individuals. This is likewise exceptionally dynamic and caring intuition for others, shared Sonam. Initiated in 2005, the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice has recognized the eager endeavors of people and ventures over the world towards advancing peace, agreement and social equity.