Bhanot became the youngest and first woman recipient of the prestigious Ashok Chakra Award, posthumously.
"It was not emotionally draining. It is important that this story is told. It is about this girl, the youngest civilian who got Ashoka Chakra. She was a normal girl...She did bit of modelling. She had the courage to save the world," Sonam said.
The 'Khoobsurat' actress said she was stressed throughout the shooting in anticipation that whether she is doing justice with her role.
"I hope I have done justice to it. I was stressed throughout the film hoping I have done best job possible. I feel the reason why this film was made is to recognise everyone that it doesn't matter who you are, where you come from”, Sonam said.
The 30-year-old actress revealed that there are quite a few similarities between her and Neerja.

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