Yash Chopra died : Bollywood King of Romance Dies due to Dengue
New Delhi: Director Yash Chopra has died of multiple organ failure in Mumbai at the age of 80. Mr Chopra had been in hospital being treated for dengue since October 13. He is survived by wife Pamela and sons Aditya and Uday.Yash Chopra's 22nd film as director, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will release on November 13. He had announced his retirement from directing on his 80th birthday.Yash Chopra Dead Dengue Fever Exclusive news
Yash Chopra was born on September 27, 1932 in Lahore. The youngest of eight children, one of whom was elder brother B R Chopra who became a director and producer, Yash Chopra developed an early love of watching Hindi films. Brother B R Chopra wanted him to study engineering but a young Yash went to Mumbai with Rs. 200 in his pocket and his mother's blessing to forge a career in film.Click here for Yash Chopra’s last interview with Shahrukh Khan
In Mumbai, Yash Chopra worked as an assistant with I S Johar and then with his brother B R Chopra. Two years later, he landed his first film as director - Dhool Ka Phool in 1959. His elder brother had given the film to O P Bedi, his chief assistant on Naya Daur. Yash Chopra, the junior assistant, got the job after O P Bedi left to direct another film. Dhool Ka Phool, a social drama starring Rajendra Kumar, became a critical and commercial hit.Yash Chopra Passes Away at the age of 80 : Yash Chopra Interview!!
In 1965, Yash Chopra directed Waqt which also became a hit and set the trend for 'lost and found' films. It fetched Mr Chopra his first Filmfare award.In 1971, Mr Chopra founded Yash Raj Films, which meant that he could now independently produce the films he directed. His films, till then, had been produced by his brother B R Chopra. Among his earliest successes with Yash Raj Films was 1975's Deewar starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and Parveen Babi. Deewar broke many stereotypes of the time and catapulted its cast and its director to the top of the box office charts. Deewar won Mr Chopra another Filmfare award.
Despite Deewar's enormous success, Yash Chopra began moving away from drama and action to romance, which became his favourite genre, with 1976's Kabhi Kabhie. The term "Yash Chopra romance" became a veritable genre of its own in Bollywood down the years, with films such as Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991), Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997) and Veer-Zaara (2004). The 'Yash Chopra heroine' was also spoken about with awe. In an interview with Shah Rukh Khan on his 80th birthday, Mr Chopra spoke about what it was about the "Yash Chopra treatment" that made his heroines look especially beautiful. He said, "God has made women beautiful. I respect all women. I don't see any badness in them. I am doing my duty by making God's beautiful creation even more beautiful."
In 1981, Yash Chopra pulled off what is acknowledged to be a casting coup of sorts with Silsila, starring Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya and Rekha. Rekha played the 'other woman' in the movie, a role she was popularly believed to have assumed in real life as well.Yash Chopra was also a kingmaker of sorts in Bollywood. He directed Amitabh Bachchan in one of his star-making roles, one of two brothers who becomes a smuggler. 1973's Zanjeer, directed by Prakash Mehra, may have marked the beginning of Amitabh Bachchan's Angry Young Man persona but Deewar was the film that established it. Mr Chopra would also direct Amitabh Bachchan in Kabhi Kabhie, Trishul, Kaala Patthar and Silsila. Deewar also launched the careers of writer duo Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
Yash Chopra was also responsible in shaping Shah Rukh Khan's career, first directing him in 1993's Darr. He then cast SRK in all his next movies - Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997), Veer-Zaara (2004) and the yet-to-be-released Jab Tak Hai Jaan. SRK has also been cast in other films produced by the Yash Raj banner, most notably Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) and Mohabbatein (2000), both directed by Mr Chopra's son Aditya.
Yash Chopra won six National Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards among a slew of honours. He received the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001.Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra dead NEW DELHI: Legendary film director, screenwriter and film producer Yash Chopra is dead. Chopra, 80, had been admitted to Lilavati hospital in Bandra on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue, according to TV reports.
Known for making some of the best love stories and action dramas, the veteran had been busy shooting for his last directorial project — Jab Tak Hai Jaan."He had been suffering from complications of dengue for a long time. He suffered from multi organ failure, because of which he died," a hospital source said.
According to reports Chopra had to even cancel a trip to the Swiss Alps for the filming of the last remaining song sequence in his upcoming film. The trip to had to be cancelled after he was admitted to Lilavati hospital.Born in Lahore on September 27, 1932, Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I.S. Johar and his elder brother, B.R. Chopra.
In his over five decade old career, Chopra has made several hits like 'Deewar', 'Trishul', 'Chandni', 'Silsila', 'Veer Zaara' and others.Mr Chopra is survived by his wife Pamela and two sons Aditya and Uday.One of India's most influential film-makers, Yash Chopra, has died from dengue fever in Mumbai, aged 80.
Over five decades, Chopra, dubbed the King of Romance, gave Bollywood some of its biggest blockbusters.His film studios Yash Raj Films helped establish some of Indian cinema's biggest names, including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.In his tribute, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Chopra as an "icon of Indian cinema".Yash Chopra will be remembered as the man behind some of Bollywood's most watched films, known not just in India but around the world, says the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan in Mumbai.Chopra died in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Sunday and was also suffering kidney ailments, according to Dr Prakash Jiyavani.
"It is sad news that Yash is no more among us," close family friend Amit Khanna, chairman of Reliance Big Entertainment, told AFP news agency.Singer Lata Mangeshkar said: "He made me sing in all his films. He was a jovial person... Even when he was angry, he simply kept quiet."In his tribute, Prime Minister Singh said Chopra had entertained many generations "with his rare creativity"."His flourish to essay romance and social drama was unmatched," the prime minister said, adding that the filmmaker had established the international reputation of Indian cinema.
Yash Chopra started his film career working for his brother before establishing Yash Raj Films and going on to produce more than 40 movies - 12 of them as director.Chopra was behind major hits including Deewar (Wall), Dil To Pagal Hai (Heart Is Mad) and Chandni (Moonlight).On his birthday last month, he said Jab Tak Hai (Till I am Alive) - being released next month - would be his last movie as a director.