Yash Chopra 87th birth anniversary: Anushka Sharma, Ayushmann Khurrana pay tribute, Karan Johar shares rare footage. Watch
It’s filmmaker Yash Chopra’s 87th birth anniversary today. The father of romance in Bollywood is known for directing several blockbusters, from the 1976 film Kabhi Kabhie to his last film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Several Bollywood celebrities including Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana and Karan Johar paid tribute to the director on the occasion.
Anushka, who made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, shared a picture with him on her Instagram stories. She captioned it, “Timeless.”
Filmmaker Karan Johar shared a throwback video of a conversation with the late director along with an emotional note. He wrote, “Yash uncles birthday today! He will always remain my hugest inspiration and am honoured to have been fathered by him in cinema and in life...sharing an in conversation I had with him many years ago about my all time favourite film LAMHE.”
Ayushmann Khurrana called him the pioneer of Indian cinema and wrote, “A legend who created many masterpieces that have a special place in our hearts! Honouring the pioneer of the Indian film industry - #YashChopra ji on his birth anniversary.”
Arjun Kapoor also shared a touching post remembering the filmmaker. She wrote, “Remembering the cinematic genius, #YashChopra Ji on his birth anniversary. Thank you for sowing the seeds of cinephilia and for giving us such beautiful films, that has touched generations. We Love you & miss you.”
Parineeti Chopra shared several memories of her time with the filmmaker when she was an employee at his office. “One of my life’s privileges was eating aloo parathas with Yashji regularly when I was his employee at YRF. Then I became his actor and would look forward to his 7am phonecalls after he watched my movies. WHAT a blessing.Miss you #Yashji.There will never be another like you...”
Actor Divya Dutta also remembered the filmmaker on his birth anniversary. She wrote, “Happy bday #YashChopra ji. You are fondly remembered!!! Your movies are a big reason I wanted to be an actor... miss our punjabi bonding!!!god bless.”
Singer Lata Mangeshkar shared the song Tu Mere Saamne from his film Darr and said that she honours his memory on the occasion of his birthday. It was sung by her and Udit Narayan.
Former Miss World Manushi Chillar also wrote on Twitter, ”Yash Chopra ji - a true icon of the film industry. Thanking you today, on your birth anniversary, for all your contributions to Indian cinema.”
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