‘Neerja’ leaves Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan in tears

Several celebrities including Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai among others attended the special screening of Sonam Kapoor starrer film ‘Neerja’ on Monday, February 15.

The true story about the brave air hostess who gave up her life while saving passengers from terrorists in a hijacked plane made them very emotional. Aamir Khan who has often been trolled for crying during film screenings, was again teary eyed and sobbing. The ‘PK’ actor admitted that Shabana Azmi’s performance as Neerja’s mother brought tears to his eyes.

Even Hrithik Roshan could not hold back his tears after watching the biopic. He was spotted teary eyed as he walked out of the theatre. Speaking to reporters after the screening, Hrithik said, "The film is outstanding. I am so inspired. Sonam is incredible in this film. I can't remember the last time I cried this much in a film. It is really emotional, it hits you. Shabana Azmi, My God, I salute her.”

Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor also attended the screening and was very pleased that everyone praised the film and his daughter’s performance in it.

Yuvraj Singh with his fiancée Hazel Keech, Shilpa Shetty and sister Shamita Shetty, Twinkle Khanna, Ayushmann Khurrana, Amit Sadh, Purab Kohli, Huma Qureshi among others were also present at the screening.

The celebrities later took to Twitter to shower accolades on the biopic directed by Ram Madhvani. Here’s what they wrote:

Aamir Khan: Loved Neerja. Very inspirational & moving!Sonam is outstanding! Shabanaji has given a performance of a lifetime! Well done Ram! Must watch!

Hrithik Roshan: Saw #Neerja. LOVED IT! @sonamakapoor what an incredible performance. Cant remember d last time I cried this much. Congrats! STAND PROUD!

Karan Johar: #neerja leaves you strong and yet heavy hearted....the brave biopic is new age in execution and has an old world warmth about it..#mustwatch

Raj Kummar Rao: What a Phenomenal film #Neerja is. Take a bow @atulkasbekar @foxstarhindi & team. You have made a truly special film. MUST WATCH.

Ayushmann Khurrana: Knowing the Bhanots personally makes #Neerja even more touching. @sonamakapoor make a dash to the awards. Salute to Madhvani & @atulkasbekar

Huma Qureshi: Congrats @sonamakapoor on #Neerja.. what a film!must watch [email protected] makes Ur know once again what a power house of performance she is