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Yash Chopra Immortalized by Switzerland with his statue

Yash Chopra, the legendary filmmaker lives on through his eponymous work in people’s hearts. His lens lovingly captured the breath taking locales of Switzerland for decades. Now the Swiss government is honouring him with a special statue, as a mark of gratitude and salutations. The statue was inaugurated on Wednesday.

Yash Chopra Switzerland
A sculpture made of pure bronze, and weighing about 350 kilos, will present Yash Chopra in an iconic pose of him directing a film. Chopra, who opened a legacy of South Asian tourists flocking to Switzerland, loved to spend time there. Natural beauty and warm hospitality mark the association that his banner Yash Raj Films shares with this country. This statue will be installed at the heart of Interlaken, inside the KURSAAL area, near the Congress Centre. A prime, popular spot with tourists, the statue will remind many of the cinematic splendor that Yash Chopra had created for this picturesque nation.

While many ministers and senior bureaucrats from the Swiss government attended this inauguration, Pamela Chopra and Rani Mukerji were also present for the occasion. The event was organised by Interlaken Tourism and Jungfrau Railways. 

This is not the first time the filmmaker has been honoured in this way. The government of Interlaken awarded him the honorary title of “Ambassador of Interlaken” in 2011, and Jungfrau Railways named a train after him – an honour shared only with the railway’s founder, Adolf Guyer. In addition, the five-star Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken named a suite after Yash Chopra.

Shah Rukh Khan to shoot for ‘FAN’ in London

Shah Rukh Khan at Happy New Year promotions in LondonYash Raj Films’ highly anticipated next, FAN starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan will commence principal filming in the United Kingdom this month. 

FAN is directed by  Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The film has been written by Habib Faisal and already had filming schedules in India, primarily at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.

Khan has previously filmed blockbusters Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and most recently Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan in the English capital. 

Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN will also have a short schedule in Croatia this month after which the London schedule will begin. The production house has not confirmed a release date for the film yet.


Shah Rukh Khan mobbed by fans while leaving a Hotel in Central London during the promotions of Chennai Express.
Shah Rukh Khan mobbed by fans while leaving a Hotel in Central London during the promotions of Chennai Express.

Yash Chopra – He lives on forever

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.

Bollywood legend Yash Chopra, dies at 80

Veteran Indian filmmaker Yash Chopra passed away on Sunday, weeks before the release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which he had announced would be his last directorial venture. The romantic saga is coming out Nov 13, but unfortunately he will not be around to see it.

Chopra, who turned 80, on 27th September, was born in Lahore in 1932 and eventually came to Mumbai after the partition. 

Yash Chopra was known as the ‘King of Romance’ to audiences worldwide, a well-deserved title after he created memorable love stories in Daag, Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Chandni, Dil To Pagal Hai, and Veer Zaara

The late filmmaker was also one of the first directors to showcase London and the UK in his films and productions. His forthcoming release, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, is also set in London which Chopra directed himself in and around the British capital earlier this year.

“An association of 44 years abruptly comes to an end. He went away too soon and too suddenly. He deserved to be with us longer. Yash Chopra, a friend first, a creative legend later, has passed away this (Sunday) evening in the late hours,” Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.

Our heartfelt condolences go to Yashji’s family and close friends.  

Yash Chopra resumes shooting with Shah Rukh and Anushka in London

Yash Chopra has started the second UK schedule of his highly anticipated untitled next in London with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.

After a short schedule in Mumbai, the second UK schedule of the film started on Sunday, June 3rd with Shah Rukh Khan in London. Anushka Sharma joined her Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi co-star a few days later.

While the media and fans were speculating that the other leading actress of the film, Katrina Kaif, flew out to Singapore to attend the annual IIFA awards, BollyNewsUK can confirm that the 27-year-old actress flew into London with her costume designer Manish Malhotra and filmmaker Karan Johar. 

We can also exclusively reveal that Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma  filmed scenes near Embankment and the river Thames in the last few days. However, the shooting on two days was disrupted due to heavy rains in the British capital.

The cast and crew had a day off on Friday and will not be shooting on Saturday either. Katrina Kaif, who arrived on Friday will reportedly start shooting on Sunday along with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. Kaif was however, spotted spending time with her sister who lives in London.

BollyNewsUK can also reveal that another schedule in Europe is planned for the film. Yash Chopra’s yet-untitled film will release on Diwali this year through Yash Raj Films.

Here is an exclusive image of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma on a bike in Central London.

Photo Credit: Hindustan Times