Indian filmmaker Karan Johar was honoured by UK Parliament for his contribution of 25 years to the global film industry on June 20.
Baroness Verma of Leicester hosted an event in London where Karan was honoured in the presence of other members of the British Parliament and other celebrities including Lord Desai, Baroness Uddin and Rt Hon Tanmanjeet Singh Deshi among others. Karan took to Instagram to share the images of the event and penned a note alongside.
"Today has been SUCH A SPECIAL day! I am fortunate and deeply grateful to be honoured at the British House of Parliament, in London by the esteemed Baroness Verma of Leicester. We celebrated my 25th year as a filmmaker in the film industry and I launched the teaser for #RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani too! It’s one of those days where I pinch myself and realise that dreams do come true. Thank you everyone for the unabashed love you have shown me in my journey. And I promise you, there is more to come! @ukparliament," wrote Johar.
Karan Johar has a special relationship with the United Kingdom having filmed many of his productions such as 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', 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 blockbuster movies 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' and 'My Name Is Khan' became the highest grossing Indian films at the UK Box Office upon their respective theatrical releases, setting new records.