Yash Johar is counted among those producers of Bollywood whose films people still like to watch. He was born on 6 September 1929 in Lahore. After partition, Yash’s entire family moved to Delhi. Here his father started a new sweet shop. Yash is far ahead of his nine siblings in terms of education. He was the most educated. This was the reason why his father made him sit in the shop to keep the accounts. However, he did not feel like doing this work at all.
Yash’s mother was fully aware that her son was not at all interested in the shop. He gave full support to his son and even did the work that people think about doing many times. In fact, in order to send Yash to Mumbai, he deliberately spread the rumor of his jewelry being stolen. She wanted that somehow her son should go to Mumbai to fulfill his dream.
Even after reaching Mumbai, Yash’s troubles did not diminish. He had to struggle a lot in the initial days. The story of getting his job is also very interesting. It is said that at that time Asif was shooting for his film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ whose lead actress was Madhubala. It was famous about the actress that she did not allow anyone to take her pictures. But Madhubala was so impressed with Yash Johar’s English that she allowed her picture to be clicked. Because of these photos, he got a job in a big newspaper in Mumbai.
Yash made his film debut as an assistant in Sunil Dutt’s production house. After working here, he joined the production house of Bollywood star Devanand and worked together for a long time. After this, in the year 1976, he started Dharma Productions. His first film as a producer was Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha starrer ‘Dostana’. Memorable films like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Agneepath are films made in his own production house. Let us tell you that Amitabh Bachchan starrer Agneepath was a flop at the box office. Because of which Yash was badly broken. He had no idea that the box office collection of the film would be so bad.
This was revealed by his son Karan Johar himself during a show. Later his son Karan Johar fulfilled his father’s dream. Karan made a film with Hrithik Roshan which proved to be a super hit at the box office. The production house Dharma Productions started by Yash has been scaled to new heights of success by his son Karan Johar today. Till now Karan has produced many superhit films. At present, it is every artist’s dream to work under the banner of Dharma Productions once in a while.