Karan Johar has lauched a foundation in the memory of his late father Yash Johar. The Yash Johar Foundation will provide financial help and healthcare to people from the indian entertainment industry.
Filmmaker Karan Johar today (June 18) announced the launch of Yash Johar Foundation, created in memory of his father. The actor shared a special video featuring many old photos of producer Yash Johar with his industry colleagues. The video also includes pictures of the filmmaker with his dad. The foundation has been set up to help people from the Indian film industry. In a voice-over, the filmmaker explained the motive behind the launch of the foundation.
“This has been a true labor of love… created in memory of my incredible father and to carry forward his legacy. I am proud to launch the Yash Johar Foundation, which has been set up with the aim to improve the quality of life for people in the Indian entertainment industry,” Karan Johar said in the statement.
“While we have initiated the implementation of long-term sustainable plans that will enhance the lives of people and their families in the industry, we have also ensured that immediate solutions are being provided to help them deal with the effects of the on-going global pandemic,” the filmmaker added.
Karan Johar launches Yash Johar Foundation-
Along with the statement, he posted a video remembering his father Yash Johar. YJF pays tribute to the ethos of Yash Johar. He was a man who believed in giving back to the people of the entertainment industry. Naturally a kind and empathetic person, he understood that being in the movie business was hard, which is why he was always ready to help, no matter how big or small the problem was… financial or emotional. His unconditional support is etched in the memory of countless people, and it is this goodwill that we are carrying forward with YJF.
Karan is one of the most successful producers in Bollywood. He worked as an assistant on many films produced by his father, Yash Johar. He began his Bollywood journey as an assistant director to Aditya Chopra for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). Karan made his directorial debut with the 1998 film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol. He produces films under the banner Dharma Productions.