July 25, 2024


Karan Johar is one of India’s most celebrated filmmakers and in 2023, he completes 25 years in the industry. He made his directorial debut in 1998 with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Since then, he has captivated audiences with his unique vision and ability to tell larger-than-life stories. He marks his 25th year with his 7th directorial Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. And to celebrate his legacy, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) will pay a tribute to him at this year’s edition.

Karan Johar to get a tribute at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Over the years, Karan has established himself as a distinguished director, leaving an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. IFFM , taking place from August 11 to 20, will showcase Karan Johar’s exceptional contribution to Indian cinema. A series of events and special screenings will take place in his honor. It aims to celebrate Karan’s remarkable journey, his visionary storytelling, and his unwavering passion for cinema.

Not only as a director, but Karan has also made significant contributions as a producer. His production house, Dharma Productions, has brought forth films that have garnered global recognition. Moreover, Karan has a dedication to nurture talent, both in front of and behind the camera. It has resulted in the launch of numerous budding artists and industry professionals.

Karan on his presence at the IFFM

Karan feels honoured to get this tribute and will be present at the IFFM. He said, “I am deeply honored to be a part of the 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. This year holds a special significance for me as I celebrate 25 years as a filmmaker. I can’t think of a better platform than this festival to commemorate this milestone in my career. Returning for the third time at the festival, I am overwhelmed by the love and support I have received from the Australian audience.”

He added, “The festival’s curation of a special experience and celebrations to mark this momentous landmark in my journey fills me with a sense of joy and gratitude. It is an opportunity for me to reflect upon the last 25 years as a filmmaker. All the challenges, the triumphs, and the learnings that have shaped my artistic vision. I look forward to engaging in a special talk at the festival, where I will share insights and anecdotes from my journey, hoping to inspire and connect with fellow filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts”.

Speaking about the upcoming celebration, Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “Karan Johar is a true icon of Indian cinema. His impact on the industry cannot be overstated. We are privileged to honor his extraordinary career and his invaluable contributions to Indian filmmaking at this year’s Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.”

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will provide audiences and film enthusiasts the chance to immerse themselves in Karan’s cinematic universe, hear from him in person, and experience the magic and grandeur that has defined his films.

Also Read: Karan Johar honoured at British Parliament in London, completes 25 years in Bollywood


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