‘Neerja’ film director, Ram Madhvani who won the National award for best film has dedicated the award to Neerja Bhanot’s family. ‘Neerja' starring Sonam Kapoor was a film based on the 22-year-old Indian air-hostess Neerja, who thwarted a hijack attempt by terrorists while saving the lives of over 350 passengers on board. Director Ram Madhvani thanked the Bhanot family by saying, “I did not anticipate the National Award for 'Neerja'. I was happily surprised. I am thankful to the Bhanot family. This award goes to them, they deserve it."