Dedicated to the memory of the late producer-director, Yash Chopra, the Yash Chopra Memorial Award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation of T. Subbarami Reddy.
Announcing the award an elated T. Subbarami Reddy briefing the media stated, “The award is given to deserving and prominent figures from the Indian cinema for their outstanding contributions in diverse fields. This year the jury members unanimously decided Amitabh Bachchan as he definitely deserves the award.”
The jury members consisted of Anu Ranjan, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Pamela Chopra and Anil Kapoor.
Simi Garewal, the eminent Bollywood actress and member of jury candidly confessed, “As a jury, when we were thinking about Amitabh Bachchan for this award, we didn’t even have to catch a breath. Everyone was unanimous of the fact that he is deserved it.”
Amitabh Bachchan will be conferred the award in December this year. The date for his prestigious event has yet not been finalised. The award consists of a gold medal and prize money Rs 10 lacs.
The award is quite apt for Amitabh Bachchan because besides having dedicated his entire life to Indian film industry shared a warm relation with Yash Chopra.
It was with Yash Chopra, who gave Amitabh Bachchan some of his most memorable hits like Deewar (1975), Kabhi Kabhi (1976), Trishul (1978), Kaala Patthar (1979) and Silsila (1981).
Further when Amitabh Bachchan was in financial crises after the failure of his home production Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd., it was once again Yash Chopra, who gave a new lease of life to Amitabh Bachchan with his hit film Mohabbatein (2000) and opened doors of stardom yet again!
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Amiatbh Bachchan for receiving this honour and looking forward to seeing more of his work in the years to come.
After Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, star of millennium Amitabh Bachchan became the second recipient to receive the prestigious Yash Chopra Memorial Aw...3.0