While we (and the rest of the world) loved Sonam Kapoor as Neerja, she might not have been who the producers had in mind to play the lead in the movie!

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Despite the makers of the movie insisting that Sonam had been the first choice for the titular role since the beginning, according to recent reports, it was Alia Bhatt who was supposed to play the role!

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She, reportedly, lost out to Sonam because she is a few inches shorter than her, and since most air hostesses are supposed to be tall, Sonam got the role.

This has not been confirmed or denied by the producers yet.

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