Mumbai, June 18, 2021: Karan Johar is one of the biggest film producers in the Bollywood film industry. And now, the filmmaker is starting an important initiative to help the film industry members and will work towards offering better access to opportunities in education, health & building financial stability.
On Friday (June 18), the director-producer took to social media and announced that the launch of the 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 father.
"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 wrote along with sharing a special video on Twitter.
"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", he added.
In the video, Karan Johar is talking about what made him launch the foundation. "My father Yash Johar loved everything about the movies. He just had to step onto a film set and he was a changed man. But his heart lay in the people who made up the industry. From the spot boys to the cameramen, from the editors to the actors, they made up his world", the filmmaker can be heard saying in the video.
"He was naturally a kind and empathetic person, who understood that being in the movie business is hard. This is why it gives me great pleasure to announce the formation of the Yash Johar Foundation for the people of the entertainment industry. My father was a man who always looked for solutions and always taught me to look for them too. This is a step in that direction", he added.