Soon after the National Film Awards announcements were made, Anil Kapoor expressed his happiness on Twitter. "This news just made my morning," wrote Mr Kapoor.
Ram Madhvani's Neerja was named the Best Hindi Film for the 64th National Awards.
"All the departments of Neerja were excellent. But Sonam was Neerja and Neerja was Sonam. I am very happy that not just the film, but even Sonam has received a National Award."
In the film, Sonam Kapoor played the role of airhostess Neerja Bhanot.
A couple of days ago, Mr Madhvani lauded Sonam's efforts in making Neerja successful.
He tweeted this:
Meanwhile, veteran actress Shabana Azmi also congratulated Sonam and told her that she is 'very proud' of her achievements.
Anil Kapoor has also received two National Awards - Best Actor Pukar and a Special Jury award as producer of Gandhi, My Father.
(With IANS inputs)