Yash Chopra honoured at House of Commons
London, May 18, 2007
First Published: 11:47 IST(18/5/2007)
Last Updated: 11:53 IST(18/5/2007)
Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra was honoured at the House of Commons here for his outstanding contribution to the Indian film industry.
The function was organised yesterday by Indian origin MP Keith Vaz, MPs Tony Baldry and John Barett, to recognise the contribution of
Yash Chopra in not only producing films with a message but also his role as Patron of the 'Roko Cancer Campaign' in India.
"Indian cinema has made its mark in the world during the last 60 years. The honour is not for me but for the entire Indian film industry," Chopra said.
"Cancer is cureable if there is timely detection. A great deal of work had to be done in rural areas in creating necessary awareness among the people," he said about his cancer related charity efforts.