Director Ram Madhvani today won the Hindi Film National Award has dedicated the honour to Neerja Bhanot's family.
The film starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead role is based on the 22 year old airhostess Neerja who attempted to defuse the hijackers but was later killed by the terrorist while helping to save the 350 passengers and crew on board.
The film, ' Neerja' is Ram Madhvani's directorial debut for the biopic and said the award has to be dedicated to the Bhanot family as they deserved it more than anyone else. Neerja's brother, post the Awards were very happy for the recognition. Sonam got a special mention of her performance in the film.
The filmmaker Ram Madhvani has started working on his next venture but will keep it a secret till the script is complete and hoping it will be ready by 2018.