I. S. Johar also wrote and directed films some of which included Johar Mehmood in Goa and Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong in which he co-starred with comedian Mehmood. These were inspired by comedy films of the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby style Road to... series. He also starred in films with his own surname in the title such as Mera Naam Johar, Johar in Kashmir and Johar in Bombay. His daughter Ambika Johar also appeared in some films in the late 1970's. Yash Chopra started his film career as an assistant director with I S Johar. Late in his career Johar was reduced to bit roles that were mostly comic in nature. He died in Bombay in 1984 at the age of 64.