Yash Chopra, the veteran film maker left for his heavenly abode today after succumbing to dengue. His brand of romance will be missed as it successfully mesmerized many a hearts. Born on 1932 September 27th, the 80 years old Lahore-born man has an empire built that shall stay synonymous to Bollywood forever, making him evergreen. His debut as a director came with Dhool Ka Phool, a 1959 Hindi film, which was noticeably successful.
Almost a decade later, Waqt showed how Chopra was here to make his ideas break new ground. Waqt brought forth the concept of multi-starrers. 1973 saw the iconic Yash Raj Films being launched with Daag – a poem of love as its first project. B.R. chopra and Dharam Chopra were brothers to him and are important names in the Hindi Film Industry. Yashji married Pamela Singh in 1970 and their two sons are Aditya and Uday Chopra.
Dil To Pagal Hai, a 1997 film became the first ever Hindi movie to be shot in Germany. The Badshah of Bollywood himself, Shah Rukh Khan, worked as a mere debutante under Yash Chopra in the 1993 release Darr. Much appreciated films like Lamhe, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Saathiya, Hum Tum, Dhoom, Chak De India, Ishaqzaade and many more can be added to the list of contributions that Chopra has made to Bollywood. He has more than 55 Awards, Honours and Recognitions to boast of including a BAFTA lifetime membership that is the first of its kind for any Indian.
Yash Chopra had earlier said that Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer that is set to release on Diwali, 2012 would be his last directorial venture and he would like to focus on production and personal life. While the Koimoi team wishes heartfelt success to Yashji’s last venture, we also mourn his death gravely.