WEB DESK: Bollywood starlet Sonam Kapoor thanked Pakistani activist and youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai for watching her latest release Neerja, which displays the real life heroic act of Indian flight attendant – Neerja Bhanot.
Neerja lost her life while saving others on the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in September 1986 in Karachi.
Sonam Kapoor has received praise from all quarters for bringing Neerja Bhanot to life on screen.
She was more than happy that Malala watched and liked her film and shared a picture of her at the special screening of the film in London.
She captioned the image as, “Malala said ‘I am stronger than fear’ and for #Neerja ‘fear gave her courage! Thank you #MalalaYousafzai for attending a private screening of #Neerja in London. I’m so glad you liked the film.”
Malala, who rooted for women education in Pakistan was shot by a gunman in 2012. She remained unconscious and in critical condition and was later sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, for intensive rehabilitation. Ever since she has sparked international support.
Both, Malala and Neerja have been brave women and their bravery has been recognised by the world.
Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja, also starring veteran actress Shabana Azmi released last week on February 19 and has received rave reviews from critics as well as audiences.