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Yash Chopra - Memorable Moments
With his elder brother and mentor, B.R. Chopra, the veteran film maker,
With the legendary actor-producer-director Raj Kapoor, who was much admired by Yash Chopra and inspired him as a director.
With friend, actor Shashi Kapoor.
With the then superstar Rajesh Khanna, at the premiere of the first YRF film, DAAG (1973).
At the premiere of CHANDNI (1989), with leading lady Sridevi, composers Shiv-Hari and guest Rekha.
A terrific personal and professional rapport with Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan that lasted till he lived.
With Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the two personalities he respected most in the industry and shared a warm relationship with.
Being honoured by the late President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, with the most prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001.
At the launch of the book ‘Yash Chopra – Fifty Years in Indian Cinema’, authored by Rachel Dwyer. Sushma Swaraj, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting at the time, launched the book at a function in the capital in 2002
At the Mumbai launch of the book, ‘Yash Chopra’, with three generations of superstars, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Directing the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for a music video, “Kya Khoya Kya Paaya” (2003), based on the leader’s poems.
With the stars of VEER-ZAARA (2004), Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta at the prestigious Paris premiere of the film.
Being honoured by the late President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in 2005 with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, one of the country's highest civilian honours.
Being honoured for his contribution by the erstwhile Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2006.
At the launch of YRF Studios in 2005, with dear friends and chief guests Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu. Yash Chopra had directed both the actors in his earlier films.
Various international luminaries visited the YRF Studios from time to time, including the erstwhile Prime Minister of England, Mr. Gordon Brown.
Among the celebrated visitors to the YRF Studios was the scion of the British royal family, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew
In 2005, Yash Chopra was honoured at the Dubai Film Festival in the company of Hollywood legend, Morgan Freeman.
The Government of Switzerland, over the years, has honoured Yash Chopra on various occasions.
Various commemorative events and tributes were held in his memory after his passing away in 2012. One of these was the unveiling of his statue by wife, Mrs. Pamela Chopra and younger son, Uday Chopra.
In 2015, the Swiss Government installed his statue in Interlaken. Mrs. Pamela Chopra and daughter-in-law, Rani Mukerji (now married to elder son, Aditya Chopra), were felicitated on the occasion.