Dad put relationships over films: KJo
On his father Yash Johar’s 85th birth anniversary, filmmaker Karan Johar reminisced how he used to always give precedence to relationships over movies. He says it’s a “tall order” to follow.
“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,” Karan tweeted Saturday.
Yash Johar, who died in 2004, founded Dharma Productions in 1976. He produced films like
“Dostana” (1981), “Agneepath” (1990), “Hum” (1991), “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998), “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (2001) and “Kal Ho Naa Ho” (2003).
He launched Karan as a director with “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. Karan has successfully taken on the legacy of the Dharma Productions banner and has delivered several successful entertainers as a producer and director.
KJO on FInding Fanny
Karan , who is associated with Hindi commercial blockbusters, is hopeful that English language movie “Finding Fanny” will open avenues for more such cinema.
“Finding Fanny” narrates the story of five oddballs who venture out in search of Stefanie Fernandes. And on their journey, they find meaning to their otherwise pointless lives.
Karan’s good friend Homi Adajania has directed it and the former feels that “Finding Fanny” is a step ahead of the latter’s directorial venture “Being Cyrus”.
“I think there is an audience for every kind of film. ‘Finding Fanny’, just like ‘Being Cyrus’, is one step ahead in making avenue for English language films with mainstream movie stars and actors,” Karan said here Monday at the screening of “Finding Fanny”.
“I really, really hope it does exceedingly well. It opens many more doors and windows for this kind of cinema,” he added.
Presented by Fox Star Studios, “Finding Fanny” is produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films. The film, a quirky satirical comedy, releases Sep 12.
It features Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia in key roles.