Karan Johar along with Alia Bhatt at the press conference at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Filmmaker Karan Johar feels actress Alia Bhatt has done a wonderful job in multi-starrer period drama ‘Kalank’, and says he got emotional after seeing her performance.

“I saw something that Alia had done in ‘Kalank’ and I was just so moved by the work she had done,” Johar said in a statement.

“I won’t disclose what it is [but] she has done something in the film. When I see Alia, I get that feeling like I’m seeing my daughter perform. And because I have that emotion for her I just started crying in the end for some weird reason. I’m going through something internally which I’m not aware of and I just got very teary. And I rang her up and said her I got very emotional, well done,” he added.

Johar opened up about Bhatt’s performance in ‘Kalank’ on an episdoe of ‘No Filter Neha’ season three.

Conceptualised by Johar and his late father Yash Johar almost 15 years ago, ‘Kalank’ is an epic drama set in the 1940s.

Being helmed by Abhishek Varman, the period drama also features actors Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.