Actress Sonam Kapoor receives the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award 2016 on the behalf of Neerja Bhanot, the brave heart who was posthumously honoured for her courage. Neerja’s family wanted the actress to accept this award. Bhanot lost her life while
saving passengers from terrorists on board hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in September 1986.

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Sonam Kapoor, who played Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 film “Neerja”, says kindness is “very rare” nowadays and that is something she learnt from the late air hostesses example.The actress in the event said, “Neerja’ has been a turning point in my life not because of the movie, but the kind of person she still is in my life.

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Kindness is something very rare these days, and that is something she has taught me.” In this picture she is with the filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt .Bhanot didn’t distinguish between religions and saved anyone she could be and saw them as human beings. This is also very progressive and compassionate thinking for others, shared Sonam.

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Bhanot didn’t distinguish between religions and saved anyone she could be and saw them as human beings. This is also very progressive and compassionate thinking for others, shared Sonam. Sonam looked Gorgeous in a pastel green sari replete with striking earrings and soft make-up.