Karan Johar misses dad Yash Johar


Karan Johar, who has been a friend, guide, mentor and even a fatherly figure to most of the current day B-town celebs like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and even to the Badshah himself, SRK, recently got emotional when he remembered his own father and mentor, late producer Yash Johar.

On Saturday, 6th September 2014, on account of Yash ji’s 85th birth anniversary, Karan began to reminisce about his father who had always followed the “tall order” of putting work and movies before family and relationships.

“Dad's birthday today...his stand was always to put relationships over films...a tall order to follow...I still try...miss him more than ever,” tweeted Karan.

Not only this, Karan also celebrated his late father’s anniversary as he threw a glitzy party, on the occasion, for his near and dear ones. Amrita Arora, Malaika Arora Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Manish Malhotra were spotted by the shutterbugs, as they entered KJo’s house for the gala night.

The group sure had a nice time as they indulged in selfies which were posted on Twitter.

Seems like Karan was really closely bonded to his father, because in yet another incident, a few months back, on 16th June 2014 on Father’s day there was a similar tweet from Karan, which went something like this, “Fathers day today....i miss mine everyday....my every prayer is to him...he was my hero and is now my God....i couldnt have asked for better.”

Yash Johar had founded the renowned Dharma Productions back in 1976. He was known for making films that upheld family values and traditions and featured exotic locations and lavish sets.

‘Dostana’, directed by Raj Khosla, was the first film produced by the Dharma banner. It was a huge box office success. In the 1980s and 1990s, the company produced many other films, among which were ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Hum’ and ‘Gumrah’.

However, the breakthrough came with their 1998 award-winning film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ which was also Karan Johar’s directorial debut.

Yash ji died in 2004, due to cancer, and ever since, Karan took the reign of Dharma Productions in his hand and made it what it is today, delivering epic films like ‘My Name is Khan’, ‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘2 States’ and many more.

Since then, Karan has worked hard to become an acclaimed director, producer, costume designer, screenwriter, television show host and even an actor in short roles.