The late Yash Chopra’s younger son, Uday Chopra, started his film career by assisting Yash Chopra in the films ‘Lamhe’ (Moments – 1991), ‘Parampara’ (Tradition – 1993), ‘Darr’ (Fear – 1993) and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (The Heart Is Crazy – 1997).
He also assisted his elder brother Aditya Chopra in his debut film, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (There Goes The Bride – 1995), which became one of the largest grossers in Indian film history.
Uday Chopra made a successful debut as an actor, under his elder brother’s direction in ‘Mohabbatein’ (Love Stories – 2000), which was one of the top grossing films of the year.
He also played the lead in ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ (My Friend’s Wedding - 2002) and appeared in ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’ (Let’s be friends – 2002).
He has acted in films produced by other banners as well, like ‘Supari’ (Paid to Kill – 2003) and ‘Charas’ (Opium – 2004). Uday Chopra won the nation over in ‘Dhoom’ (Blast – 2004), which was one of the highest grossing Hindi films of the year.
He also played a lead character with ‘Neal ‘n’ Nikki’ (Neal and Nikki – 2005). After the super success of ‘Dhoom’, its sequel ‘Dhoom:2’ (Blast:2 – 2006) also had a stellar performance by the youngest scion of the Chopra family. ‘Dhoom:2’ has become one of the biggest success stories of Indian Cinema. Uday also played the lead role in ‘Pyaar Impossible’ (Love Impossible – 2010) which was also written and produced by him for YRF.
Uday Chopra launched ‘Yomics’ - YRF Comics Division in 2012 in an endeavor to bring the comic art form of entertainment back and use the lure of movies to help excite and entice the first lot of consumers.
He also starred in ‘Dhoom:3’ (Blast:3 - 2013) next to Aamir Khan in 2013. Dhoom:3 was the first Bollywood movie to be released in the IMAX motion picture film format with Dolby Atmos surround sound. The film created history at both the Indian and Overseas box office - it is now officially the first Indian film to cross Rs. 500 crore worldwide, making it the biggest Motion Picture Event of all time!
He’s currently working also the CEO of YRF Entertainment, a Los Angeles based production and financing company focused on developing and producing feature films for the United States and international marketplace. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yash Raj Films Private Limited (YRF). Some of the projects under the YRF Entertainment umbrella include ‘Grace of Monaco’ (2014), ‘The Longest Week’ (2014) and ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’ (currently under production). Stay tuned to www.yrfentertainment.com for latest updates.
'Grace of Monaco', the story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960, released on the 14th of May 2014 in France. Produced by Uday Chopra, Grace of Monaco was directed by Olivier Dahan and starred Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Andre Penvern.
'The Longest Week', a comedy drama released on the 5th of September, 2014, in USA. The film revolved around affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and... in love. Produced by Uday Chopra and directed by Peter Glanz, the Longest Week starred Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup.
YRF Entertainment has optioned 'Seducing Ingrid Bergman', a novel by Chris Greenhalgh, which dramatizes the real-life affair between the actress Ingrid Bergmanand and the war photographer Robert Capa. Arash Amel will adapt and will produce with Uday Chopra, as they did together on the Olivier Dahan directed 'Grace of Monaco'.