Couple of days back, KJo stated that the SRK-Anushka- Katrina starrer
will be Yash Chopra's last film. And in a grand event yesterday to celebrate Yash Chopra's 80th birthday, the living legend himself announced his retirement from film direction. "I think I've had enough. I have always lived according to what my heart tells me. I won't make any film after
. I want to do other things now. Launch new people. My wife has been complaining, so I will make her happy."
The event also saw Yash Chopra talk about one of the most epic casting of all time that he pulled off for
. The question was how he convinced Jaya Bachchan and Rekha to share screen space in
. To this, Chopra replied "I told Amitabh that I wanted Jaya and Rekha in the film. He paused for a moment and then said, 'Bombay jaake you meet them.' On our return flight, we didn't talk to each other. "Before I started the film,
, for obvious reasons, that please
. They assured me nothing would happen. I have realized if you are honest with the stars and your script, nothing can go wrong."
Yash Chopra's retirement surely marks the end of an era in Indian Cinema.