The best of Bollywood came to celebrate the legendary legacy of filmmaker Yash Chopra at the premiere of his film Jab Tak hai Jaan on Monday at Yash Raj Films studios in Mumbai.
The cast of the film, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma greeted the guests along with Yash Chopra’s son Uday Chopra and wife Pamela.
“We are missing him every moment. I hope everyone enjoys the film. His legacy has been wonderfully celebrated,” said leading actor of Jab Tak Hai Jaan Shah Rukh Khan.
Guests included the cream of the industry like Amitabh Bachchan with wife Jaya Bachchan, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao, Karan Johar, Imran Khan with Avantika Malik Khan, Hritik Roshan with Suzzanne Roshan, Randhir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.
“This is a celebration of Yash Chopra’s life. He is still alive for me through his films, work and music. I am really looking forward to his film,” said Anil Kapoor.
“He was the king of romance. This is a beautiful way to celebrate his life with love, happiness and remembrance. His films show romance for every age. I wish he was around to see this,” said Madhuri Dixit who worked with the legendary director in Dil To Pagal Hai.
Along with Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, other veteran actors included Vinod Khanna, Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu and Jeetendra.Sridevi, who had been the leading lady for Yash Chopra’s Chandni said: “There are so many memories with him that it is endless of say. It is difficult to express. We will miss him.”
“We are excited to see the film. We thank the family for this premiere. Yash ji would have liked this,” Amitabh Bachchan said.
Yash Chopra passed away Oct 21 after being diagnosed with dengue.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan was supposed to be his last film and is out now on general release across UK cinemas.