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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Shah Rukh Khan to walk the ramp for Yash Chopra

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 24, 2013
First Published: 13:55 IST(24/9/2013) | Last Updated: 14:04 IST(24/9/2013)

A few days ago, we revealed that several actresses who have starred in Yash Chopra’s movies will walk the ramp to pay tribute to the late filmmaker on his birthday (September 27). And now, joining this list that currently includes the likes of Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit and Katrina Kaif, is none other than Shah Rukh Khan. The star will be the only male actor who will walk the ramp with nine Bollywood leading ladies at a fashion show that has been organised in the memory of Chopra.

“Shah Rukh has agreed to do the honours. He will be the showstopper at the event. It was Pamelaji’s (Chopra; Yash Chopra’s wife) idea and he was more than happy to oblige,” says an insider. On his 80th birthday last year, SRK had interviewed Chopra in front of a live audience comprising industry members and journalists at a grand event in the city. For the uninitiated, SRK starred in the last four films Chopra directed — Darr (1993), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Veer-Zara (2004) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). Chopra breathed his last on October 21, 2012.

While Pamela Chopra couldn’t be reached for a comment, Rafiq Gangjee, the official spokesperson of the filmmaker’s production house, confirms the news, saying, “Pamelaji requested Shah Rukh to be part of this tribute to Yashji and he happily agreed to walk with all the divas as part of the grand finale.”

As part of an ongoing initiative by Pamela, the veteran artiste’s birthday will be celebrated every year in a unique manner.

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