There was a similar story for 'Neerja'. The challenge was to showcase the extraordinary story of an ordinary girl that young India was not even aware of. We needed to subtly bring to life a long forgotten incident and let people know about the courage it takes for a girl next door to fight terrorists to save the lives of a couple of hundred strangers. Neerja was not nurturing big dreams of becoming a hero. But when it came to it, she stood tall.We wanted the youth of today to learn from this forgotten icon.
We were honoured when 'Neerja' won the National Award for the Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2016. This recognition gives us further confidence to back great stories and meaningful content.