The first trailer of Sonam Kapoors latest movie Neerja was released today.

Neerja is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who was shot down by terrorists, who hijacked the plane in Karachi, after she managed to save 359 lives in 1986.

Sonam Kapoor will essay the role of Neerja, a middle class girl who goes on become a National Hero. Veteran actress Shabana Azmi will play the role of her endearing mother.

The biopic is directed by Ram Madhvani and also stars Shekhar Ravijiani.

Neerja is scheduled to release on February 19, 2016.