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.
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