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Yash Chopra announces retirement Jab Tak Hain Jaan to be his last

india Updated: Oct 09, 2012 16:30 IST
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Couple of days back, KJo stated that the SRK-Anushka- Katrina starrer

Jab Tak Hain Jaan

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

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

. 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,

dono ko maine alag alag bola

, for obvious reasons, that please

gadbad mat karna

. 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.