Sonam Kapoor to receive National Film Award
Sonam Kapoor will be given a National Film Award in India, Special Mention for Neerja. The
actress said that this honour will encourage her to do more “content driven films.”
Speaking to Indian Express, Kapoor said, “It feels great, I honestly did not expect it. I think I
have been doing content-driven films for a couple of years right now, but obviously it is an
encouragement to doing more of them.”
While the actress is ecstatic about receiving the award, she found it more important that a film
such as Neerja has gotten so much recognition as it spoke of “human spirit and compassion”
which should be our purpose.
Kapoor will be accompanied by her parents to the event where she will be honoured.
Neerja is a film based on the September 1986 hijacking of a Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi,
Pakistan. It tells the heroic tale of air hostess Neerja Bhanot, who lost her life while saving