Yesterday, Sonam visited St. Xavier's College, where Neerja studied, and unveiled a stone plaque featuring Neerja's name and details of her achievements. The stone will adorn a wall of the institute.

Talking about it, Sonam said: "I'm so glad that Xavier's has given us this opportunity and given her this amazing honour of always being on the walls on this institution."

Neerja was awarded the Ashok Chakra for saving several hundred lives as an air hostess on the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986, eventually losing her life in the battle with hijackers.

The actress said the makers based their promotional strategy also on the idea of inspiring the youth.

The actress added: "The film is for young people, to inspire the future of India, to say that we can all be heroes. I talk a lot about myself, but now it’s important to talk about Neerja and the values she stood for. A lot of people are understanding that and seeing that. I hope everybody recognises what we’re trying to portray."

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