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Karan Johar’s Production House in Mumbai Burnt to Ashes by Fire

Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions Godown catches fire. Going in detail, Karan Johar as per incoming reports lost a treasure trove of props, books and other valuables in the fire that engulfed his godown in the wee hours yesterday.

Yesterday was a black Tuesday for one of Hindi cinema’s most prolific and biggest banners Dharma Productions. The film production company that was started by Karan’s father Yash Johar, back in 1976, suffered an irreparable loss due to the fire’s massive footprint as it engulfed an area spread over 18,000-odd square feet at Cama Industrial Estate, Goregaon East, where the firm’s godown was located.

As per earlier reports, the fire began at 2:30 am in the odd morning hours of April 30. It first started on the first floor and as the clock ticked, it engulfed all the three floors of the building eventually. The fire department put 12 fire engines into service in order to bring this inferno under control. There was so much smoke billowing from the area that made it impossible to tell the magnitude of the fire even until late afternoon. Something good in all this was no human casualties. With the fire cause still unknown, the estimated loss is huge.

As per the quoted sources, the godown was housing several Dharma treasures since its inception. Everything ranging from costumes to props was stored here. In addition to film memorabilia, books, and valuable artifacts. Most of them being related to the movies made by this banner from the ’80s until the present.

The looming fear is that props and other shooting material for some of their upcoming productions were also kept here. Both Karan and his team are more upset because of the loss of their guarded film property, some of which is critical to the shooting in their under-production movies.

Some films backed by Dharma Productions:

  • Dostana: 1980
  • Agneepath: 1990
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: 1998
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: 2001
  • Wake Up Sid: 2009
  • My Name Is Khan: 2010
  • Student Of The Year: 2012
  • Kapoor & Sons: 2016
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania: 2017
  • Raazi: 2018
  • Dhadak: 2018
  • Simmba: 2018
  • Kesari: 2019
  • Kalank: 2019

Upcoming films

We are with Karan in his this hour of loss.

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Gaurav Gupta

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