Karan Johar’s Emotional Tribute to Father Yash Johar


Filmmaker Karan Johar recently paid a heartfelt tribute to his late father, Yash Johar, on his death anniversary. The ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ director took to Instagram to share a series of throwback pictures of his father alongside Bollywood icons like Amitabh Bachchan and Yash Chopra. Accompanying the nostalgic photos, Karan penned an emotional note expressing his love and gratitude.

In his poignant post, Karan recalled the devastating moment he learned about his father’s illness, describing it as his “worst nightmare.” He wrote, “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years…….My biggest fear was losing a parent… August 2nd, 2003 my father told me he had a malignant tumour… my worst nightmare was staring at me and yet it was my duty as his child to stay positive and keep the faith… but the worst thing about instincts are that….they never lie….He left us 10 months after …. We lost him … but we gained every inch of his mammoth goodwill….”

Karan highlighted the profound impact his father had on those around him and the enduring legacy of love he left behind. “I was so proud to be the son of the most solid, soulful and selfless man… he put his relationships above everything else… and has left a legacy of love that my mother and I still live by ….I wish he knew our children … but I do know he’s watching over them and us….all the time …Love you Papa…”

Yash Johar, who passed away from cancer on June 26, 2004, was a renowned film producer with an impressive portfolio. His notable works include classics such as ‘Dostana,’ ‘Duniya,’ ‘Agneepath,’ ‘Gumrah,’ ‘Duplicate,’ and blockbuster hits like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,’ ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,’ and ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho.’

On the professional front, Karan Johar is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film, ‘Kill.’ The recently unveiled trailer begins with Lakshya proposing to his girlfriend Tanya Maniktala on a train. Their romantic journey soon turns into a nightmare when a group of goons attack the train. Lakshya, described as not an “ordinary soldier” in the trailer, unleashes a bloodbath to protect his love and near ones.

Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat and produced by Karan Johar, ‘Kill’ made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2023 and is set for release in theatres on July 5, 2024. The film has received praise for its thrilling action scenes, marking Lakshya as a rising star in the film industry. Lakshya was initially slated to debut in the shelved romantic comedy ‘Dostana 2.’

As Karan Johar continues to honor his father’s memory, he also forges ahead in his illustrious career, carrying forward the legacy of love and cinematic excellence that Yash Johar left behind.

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