Farewell Yash Chopra

Filmmaking legend dies aged 80

Posted: 21.10.12
Farewell Yash Chopra

Regarding as one of Bollywood's most iconic filmmakers, with a career spanning 50 years, Yash Chopra passed away earlier today at a Mumbai hospital, where he was being treated for Dengue, an illness transmitted by mosquitoes.
Celebrated as the King Of Romance, Mr Chopra was the father of melodrama and responsible for some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, including Deewar, Khabi Khabie, Silsila, and Veer-Zara, he also produced India's longest running film at the cinema, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, directed by his son Aditya.
He founded Yash Raj Films in 1973 whose first film was Daag: A Poem About Love, and was regarded as the man who launched Amitabh Bachchan.
His signature filmmaking style encompassed many of the stock ingredients that personify Bollywood such as songs set in exotic locations, scenes shot in the Swiss Alps, and tear jerking stories that pull at the heart strings.
Mr Chopra officially retired from movie-making last month and next month sees the release of his final film, the hugely anticipated Diwali release Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.


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