Sonam Kapoor in Neerja
Sonam Kapoor in Neerjayoutube screenshot

The makers of the much awaited biopic "Neerja" starring Sonam Kapoor have released the first official trailer of the film.

The movie is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who was shot dead by terrorists during the Mumbai-New York flight hijack at Karachi on 5 September, 1986.

Sonam plays the lead role of Neerja. Directed by Ram Madhvani, "Neerja" will showcase the bravery of the young lady, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save passengers during the hijack.

The trailer of "Neerja" shows Sonam from a middle class family, who loves her job. Shabana Azmi plays the role of her mother and Shekhar Ravjiani will be seen as her love interest.

The initial part of the trailer introduces Sonam's loving family and then shows how the girl never returned home after the terror attack.

This is apparently the most challenging role that Sonam has played till date. The biopic is one of the most awaited flicks. The film is slated to be released on 19 February, 2016.

Check the "Neerja" trailer below.