Neerja, the senior flight purser on Pan Am Flight 73, was born on September 7. She was shot and killed just two days before her 23rd birthday, while saving passengers on board the plane which was hijacked by terrorists.
“Happy birthday Neerja, I’d rather celebrate your birth than any other day… You are always going to be a guiding light in darkness.
The actress also posted a candid picture of her with Neerja’s mother.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi played the role of the mother in the Ram Madhavani-directed biopic.
The film was a box office success and also received critical appreciation.