“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.