Filmmaker Karan Johar honored the 20th anniversary of his classic film “Kal Ho Naa Ho” with a heartfelt Instagram post. The film, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta among other talented actors, is particularly dear to Johar as it was the last work that his father, Yash Johar, worked on as a member of Dharma Productions.
Taking a sentimental stroll down memory lane, Karan wrote a touching statement expressing his appreciation to everyone who helped make the movie a success. He expressed gratitude for everyone’s cooperation in bringing together an outstanding ensemble and a compelling plot. Twenty years later, Karan attributed “Kal Ho Naa Ho”‘s lasting impact on viewers to the hard work of the behind-the-scenes crew and the committed actors.
“This film has been such an emotional journey for me and perhaps for all of us, if I have gathered over the many years,” Karan said, reflecting on the importance of the picture. Given that the film marks the pinnacle of his father’s filmmaking legacy inside the Dharma family, its emotional impact is heightened. It serves as a moving memory of Karan Johar’s father, Yash Johar, who died away after “Kal Ho Naa Ho” was completed. He is shown in every scene of the movie.
“It feels surreal to have his presence in every frame as I rewatch it even till today,” Karan said in a heartfelt tribute to his father. We are grateful to you, Papa, for always standing up for what’s right, for producing meaningful tales, and for guiding us through everything. You will always be missed.
Karan Johar paid a moving tribute to the film “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” which he feels a strong emotional connection to due to its timeless piece of Bollywood history and its cinematic brilliance, as well as the indelible imprint of his father’s influence. Fans and the film fraternity joined in celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary.