Karan Johar marks 20 years of ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ with emotional tribute to father Yash Johar

MUMBAI, NOV 28: In a poignant Instagram post, filmmaker Karan Johar commemorated the 20th anniversary of his iconic production, “Kal Ho Naa Ho.” The movie, which featured a stellar cast including Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta, holds a special place in Johar’s heart as it marked the final project his father, Yash Johar, was a part of under the banner of Dharma Productions.

Taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, Karan poured his emotions into a heartfelt note, expressing gratitude to the entire team that contributed to the success of the film. He acknowledged the collaborative effort that brought together a remarkable cast and a storyline with a pulsating heartbeat. Karan credited the dedicated cast and the behind-the-scenes team for ensuring that “Kal Ho Naa Ho” continues to resonate strongly within the hearts of audiences even two decades later.

Reflecting on the significance of the film, Karan shared, “This film has been such an emotional journey for me and perhaps for all of us, if I have gathered over the many years.” The emotional weight of the movie is magnified by the fact that it represents the culmination of his father’s cinematic legacy within the Dharma family. Karan’s father, Yash Johar, passed away after the completion of “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” making it a poignant reminder of his lasting presence in every frame of the film.

In a touching tribute to his father, Karan expressed, “It feels surreal to have his presence in every frame as I rewatch it even till today. Thank you papa, for guiding us through everything & making stories that matter…and for always standing by what is right. I will always miss you…”

As fans and the film fraternity joined in commemorating the 20th anniversary of “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” Karan Johar’s emotional tribute resonated with the deep connection he shares with the film, marked not only by its cinematic brilliance but also by the indelible imprint of his father’s influence, making it a timeless piece of Bollywood history.

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