Amitabh Bachchan along with Yash Chopra, have given us some memorable films like Deewar, Kabhi Kabhie, Trishul, Kaala Patthar, Silsila, Mohabatein, Veera Zaara and Bunty Aur Babli.
Amitabh Bachchan stated that Yash Chopra was like an elder brother to him and he shared a great relationship with the filmmaker.
“With Yashji I had a family relationship and I believe that I still have that. I always felt that he is not only a great filmmaker but also an elder brother to me. The other family members of his family too treat me like a family and for that I just can’t only give credit to Yashji, Pamelaji (Chopra’s wife) too was instrumental in this.”
Mr. Bachchan has had a long association with the late filmmaker Yash Chopra and stated that his films were relatable.
“I started my work with Yashji on a small romantic story, which he was producing and someone else was directing. After a couple of days Salim-Javed came to me with the script of Deewar and I liked it instantly. Salim-Javed wanted Yashji to direct it. Yashji liked the script and as they say rest was history. If you watch an Yash Chopra film you will realise that every film of him is very relatable with the real life. His films were full of life’s aesthetic values,” added a nostalgic Mr. Bachchan.
Celebrities namely, Pamela Chopra, Simi Garewal, Jaya Prada, Madhoo, Gulshan Grover, Elli Avram, Manish Paul, Mouli Ganguly, Mazhar Sayyed, Digangana Suryavanshi, Ayub Khan, Mohammad Azharuddin, Karan Grover and Tina Dutt among others marked their presence at the ceremony.
The ceremony which was also attended by the Governor Of Maharashtra and other prominent ministers and dignitaries, saw the legendary Amitabh Bachchan being honoured with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2014.
“Honoured humbled and grateful for the Yash Chopra Memorial Award tonight. Such a nostalgic moment and so much grace accorded! The award Yash Chopra Memorial 2014, such a humbling moment. Each paying accolades, so embarrassing to sit there and watch.” wrote Mr. Bachchan on Twitter post the ceremony.
The Yash Chopra Memorial Award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation Of T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of the late producer-director, Yash Chopra who passed away in 2012.
Amitabh Bachchan is the second recipient of the Yash Chopra Memorial Award, which was first conferred to famous singer Lata Mangeshkar in the year 2013.
Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the second Yash Chopra Memorial Award on December 25, 2014. Amitabh Bachchan along with Yash Chopra, have given...3.0