Neerja Bhanot became a national hero when she sacrificed her life while rescuing the passengers from the hijacked PanAm flight 73. The airhostess was the youngest civilian ever to receive the Ashoka Chakra Award. Director Ram Madhvani’s recent project Neerja is a film adaptation of her story, wherein the viewers got a clear picture of the huge sacrifice the 22-year-old made on the silver screen. Actress Sonam Kapoor reprised her role and her performance in the film got her accolades from the viewers and the critics. (ALSO READ: Neerja Effect: Real Neerja Bhanot’s classmates thank Sonam Kapoor for bringing her back) Also Read - ZEE5's A Table For Two is Quirky, Catty And Superbly Entertaining, Watch Out For Season 2!

Sonam Kapoor has delivered numerous hits in the industry, but Neerja is the first film where her performance as an actress got acknowledged. She perfectly lived the national hero’s character’s role on screen. To get Neerja Bhanot’s role right, the bollywood star met her family. Neerja’s mother Rama Bhanot was excited to see Sonam but felt that her daughter was much prettier than the actress. The movie has minted nearly 13 crores in just two days. With positive word of mouth publicity, we can say that Neerja will surely break some records at the box office. (ALSO READ: Neerja Box Office report: Sonam Kapoor starrer bags Rs 12.30 crore in two days!) Also Read - Exclusive | Kunal Kohli Speaks on Making ZEE5's Lahore Confidential - Another Spy Thriller After Fanaa

But, before the film was made, a TV show Heros gave an ode to the late airhostess long back. Neerja’s role in the episode was played by none other than Bigg Boss 8 contestant Karishma Tanna. The telly show’s episode was aired on Independence Day few years ago. Also Read - Lahore Confidential Full HD Available For Free Download Online on Tamilrockers and Other Torrent Sites

Watch Karishma Tanna as Neerja Bhanot in the video here.