Karan Johar being honored at British Parliament for contribution to global entertainment industry

Karan Johar will be honored at the British Parliament on June 20. Photo: Hype PR

One of India’s most notable filmmakers, Karan Johar, was scheduled to be honored at the British Parliament in the presence of Lords and Members of Parliament for his “invaluable contribution to the global entertainment industry” on June 20, 2023.

The event takes place at the Palace of Westminster, which serves as the meeting-place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Karan has a special relationship with the United Kingdom, having filmed many of his productions such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (his debut as a writer-director in 1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil across the country. In 2012, he was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for Visit Britain for a special campaign to attract and invite people to visit and explore the country.

His movies Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… and My Name Is Khan became the highes-grossing Indian films at the UK box-office upon their respective theatrical releases, setting new records.

Karan also heads Dharma Productions, one of India’s top film production studios, behind films such as Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva, Simmba, Sooryavanshi, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, 2 States and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.

This year marks his 25th anniversary of working in the global entertainment industry, which will be celebrated with his next film starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, titled Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, releasing in UK cinemas and also globally this summer on July 28. Interestingly, Alia Bhatt was born in Britain and has a British citizenship.



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