"He is much better though still in hospital," a spokesperson from Yash Raj Films said. Chopra had announced his retirement from film direction last month.
The filmmaker is looking forward to the release of his upcoming romantic movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead. It is set to release on November 13.
In his over five decade old career, Chopra has made several hits like Deewar, Trishul, Chandni, Silsila, Veer Zaara and others.