It was a fitting tribute to Bollywood’s king of romance. The premiere of late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last directorial film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, at Yash Raj Studios, was as grand as it gets.
Bollywood’s biggest names, among them his friends, family and all the actresses who have played his leading ladies, were present to make the evening memorable.
File Photo: Kajol
Kajol, however, made a sly entry, avoiding the media and coming in using the back entrance, accompanied by the eternally shutter-shy Aditya Chopra.
The first ones to arrive were Pam Chopra with son Uday. Shortly, they were joined by the cast — Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
In a hark back to old-school Bollywood, they stood at the entrance welcoming every single guest.
Karan Johar said that the venue had two colours — red and white — to signify romance and a sense of loss, respectively.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, and Prem Chopra and his wife, were also among the earliest guests.
Scheduled to start at 8 pm, the premiere was postponed by an hour, as everyone waited for the Bachchans — Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya — besides Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, to arrive.
Aamir Khan came with wife Kiran Rao, who addressed the media and greeted Shah Rukh and the rest of the cast. Farah Khan surprised everyone by wearing a sari.
LATEST ON JAB TAK HAI JAAN
Anushka Sharma, SRK and Katrina Kaif pose during Jab Tak Hai Jaan's premiere in Mumbai. AP
JTHJ to release in Pakistan
Late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last movie — Jab Tak Hain Jaan (JTHJ), starring actors Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif is going to release in Pakistan amid rumours that the film would be banned in the country, as it was believed to have portrayed the country in a negative light. VIDEO
Yash Chopra to be honoured at Doha Tribeca Film Festival
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival will honour late Yash Chopra with a special tribute. Widely acclaimed as a director who filled his canvas with love and romance, Chopra will have his last movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan screened at the Festival’s fourth and expanded edition, running from November 17 to 24. FULL STORYJab Tak Hai Jaan trio visit Yash Chopra's hometown
Jalandhar is where Yash Chopra spent his formative years. That's the town where Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma visited on Wednesday to promote Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) and to inaugurate a new media course in the distinguished director's name at the Doaba College in Jalandhar where Yashji studied. MORECOMPAT refuses to stay Jab Tak Hai Jaan release, but issues notice to YRF
The Competition Appellate Tribunal refused to stay the screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan produced by Yash Raj Films but issued notices to the production house on Ajay Devgn's plea over alleged abuse of dominant position. READ
Actresses die to work in a Yash Chopra film: Anushka Sharma
With her very first film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, she impressed one and all with a supremely confident performance and by holding her own against a veteran like Shah Rukh Khan. Now she is back once again with SRK in Jab Tak Hai Jaan - a Yash Chopra romance. FULL INTERVIEWJab Tak Hai Jaan: Shah Rukh Khan kisses Katrina Kaif in new song
YRF is out with a romantic song from the Yash Chopra romance titled Heer. The track is picturised on Katrina Kaif who sings it for her onscreen love Shah Rukh Khan. WATCHKatrina Kaif offers prayers at Ajmer Sharif before JTHJ release
Katrina Kaif may be busy promoting the late Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ), where she plays one of the two female leads opposite Shah Rukh Khan. But she still managed to eke out half a day to fly to Ajmer Sharif and offer her prayers. It’s a routine she follows before the release of all her films. STORYJab Tak Hai Jaan is riveting, gripping and dramatic: Shah Rukh Khan
After 20 years in the industry and 75 films under his belt, there's still no stopping Shah Rukh Khan so much so that a SRK release still creates frenzy like no other. No wonder then that they call him The King Khan or Baadshah of Bollywood. SRK SPEAKS THE AJAY DEVGN-YASH RAJ CONTROVERSY
Ajay Devgn sends legal notice to YRF
In a development that has shocked many in Bollywood, actor-producer Ajay Devgn has served a legal notice to Yash Raj Films for unfairly using their dominant position in the industry and putting pressure on the exhibitors to give prominence to their upcoming film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ), over Devgn’s Son of Sardaar (SOS). Both the films are set to release on Diwali, i.e. on November 13. FULL STORYYash Raj Films issues strong rejoinder to Ajay Devgn’s notice
Shocking is how Bollywood production house Yash Raj Films has described actor-producer Ajay Devgn’s allegation that they indulged in “malpractice” to put pressure on the exhibitors, especially single screen theatre owners, to screen YRF’s SRK-starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) and not Devgn’s Son of Sardaar (SOS) that releases the same day. YRF'S TAKE
CCI to solve dispute between Yash Raj, Devgn's firms
The Delhi High Court today asked the CCI to "expeditiously" decide the complaint of Ajay Devgn Films Private Limited that its Diwali release Son of Sardaar was not getting enough single-screen theatres as Yash Raj Films has "used its dominant" position for better exhibition of its Shah Rukh Khan's starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan. MOREShah Rukh Khan reacts to Yash Raj-Ajay Devgn tussle
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Friday said he was thankful he was not directly involved in legal tussle between producers of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar. He was referring to actor-producer Ajay Devgn sending a legal notice to Yash Raj Films for allegedly asking exhibitors to give prominence to Jab Tak Hain Jaan over Son Of Sardaar. SRK SPEAK YRF versus Ajay Devgn Films: Diwali BO competition heats up
The moods of the people behind the films Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) and Son of Sardaar (SOS), which are both releasing on Diwali, are getting more explosive by the minute. In the complaint they filed against Yash Raj Films (YRF) in the Competition Commission of India, Ajay Devgn Films (ADF), accused them of impeding the distribution of their co-production, Son of Sardaar. YRF V/S ADFAfter YRF’s rejoinder, Ajay Devgn hits back with a statement
A day after Yash Raj Films (YRF) issued a statement against Ajay Devgn Films (ADF) for filing a complaint against them with Competition Commission of India, ADF’s lawyers have hit back with a strongly worded statement that reads: A producer/distributor/exhibitor cannot be allowed to enter into a tie-in arrangement which adversely affects competition. AND THE WAR GOES ON...Ajay Devgn's plea against YRF rejected
The Competition Commission has rejected the complaint from actor Ajay Devgn against Yash Raj Films for alleged abuse of dominant position in the Hindi film industry, saying that the plea does not have any merit. FULL STORY
Knew I would be portrayed as villain in YRF-ADF tussle: Ajay Devgn
Now that the war between Ajay Devgnand Yash Raj Films has thickened over the number of screens alloted for the release of Son of Sardaar and late Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the actor-producer insists that he is waging a "fair" fight and knew he would be painted as a villain after he serves a legal notice on the issue. DEVGN SPEAKSKajol may not even get invited by Yash Raj Films
Actor-producer Ajay Devgn’s big fight with Yash Raj Films (YRF) over their Diwali releases — Son of Sardaar (SoS) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) respectively — may just spoil things for Kajol. Or so fears her hubby Devgn, since Kajol has been one of YRF’s leading ladies but that equation may change in the wake of this ugly situation. READ
Everyone knows talks of being fair are rubbish: Ajay Devgn
Stating things as they are and only demanding a fair consideration of the current situation, Ajay makes himself heard and that too pretty strong. READ NOW
COMPAT refuses to stay Jab Tak Hai Jaan release, but issues notice to YRF
The Competition Appellate Tribunal refused to stay the screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan produced by Yash Raj Films but issued notices to the production house on Ajay Devgn's plea over alleged abuse of dominant position. MORE
(With additional inputs)