Filmmaker Karan Johar attended the screening of the biopic 'Neerja' and seemed much impressed with the movie.

Karan Johar expressed by saying that the story touched his heart and feels that this is the best performance of Sonam Kapoor in her whole career. She was just outstanding in her character as Neerja while Shabana is a legend and there is no actress like her.

The filmmaker also feels that the story is an empowering one and every mother and daughter should watch the film.

He also mentions that everyone cried during the film and it is a brave story of a brave girl. "I have seen lot of biopics, but very few stories touch your heart and 'Neerja' is one such story" Karan added.

'Neerja' is a film based on real incident which was the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at Karachi airport in 1986. And Neerja Bhanot a flight attendant who lost her life for saving 369 passengers. The film is set to release on 19th February.