Sonam Kapoor’s portrayal of Neerja Bhanot bowls Yuvraj Singh over

first_imgStar India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has a special message for Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Atul Kasbekar. India’s 2011 World Cup hero is grateful to the trio for showcasing the brave deeds of air-hostess Neerja Bhanot in the upcoming movie ‘Neerja’.The Sonam Kapoor-starrer is based on real-life incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at Karachi airport way back in 1986. Bhanot was shot dead by terrorists while she tried to save the life of other passengers on-board.Bhanot was awarded with the Ashok Chakra by the Indian government, a medal by Pakistan and a citation by the United States of America for her bravery. The flight attendant was only 23 when she was killed.Yuvraj, who recently returned to the Indian squad during the three-match T20 series against Australia and has been selected for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20, expressed his heart-felt gratitude to Sonam, who plays Bhanot, Shabana, who plays Neerja’s mother and Kasbekar, who is the producer of the movie.Thank u @sonamakapoor @atulkasbekar @AzmiShabana @foxstarhindi for showing the brave soldier #NeerjaBhanot for putting her life for others yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 17, 2016 Yuvraj is engaged to marry actress Hazel Keech and has been linked to several top Bollywood ladies in the last. The Punjab southpaw fetched Rs 7 crores from the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League auctions held on February 6 in Bangalore.’Neerja’ is set for release on February 19.last_img read more