Mumbai, June 7 -- Sonam Kapoor will portray flight-attendant Neerja Bhanot, who was murdered while saving passengers from terrorists in an aircraft in 1986, on the big screen. The actor is prepping up hard for the role.
A source close to Sonam says, "A few days ago, Sonam had a heart-toheart talk with Neerja's brothers, Akhil and Aneesh, to know more about their sister. During the conversation, she was informed that Neerja was a big fan of the veteran Bollywood actor, late Rajesh Khanna."
As Khanna was extremely popular in his heydays, Sonam wanted to find out why he was admired so much by his fans.
"In order to know more about his life, Sonam decided to read the late actor's biography called Dark Star, which was recommended to her by her family members and friends," says the source.
Apparently, Sonam was so captivated by the life of Khanna that she completed the book in two days. "The makers of the film have also decided to add Neerja's love for the actor in the film," adds the source.