September 28, 2013

Remembering Yash Chopra

Yesterday/two days ago was Yash Chopra's B-day so in honor of it, I wrote a little tribute post

Yash Chopra, the master.

Here's a stunning montage of his heroines set to a monologue by him about the beauty of women.

The man was a craftsman. He was so skilled in creating a well balanced formula that yielded gorgeous, classic Bollywood cinema. Nobody did/does it like him.

Here's an example of what I, personally, believe to be Bollywood perfection. Spot on music, the melodious Lata crooning Sahir Ludhianvi's (what a master of words) beautiful lyrics poetically blended with great cinematography on the enchanting Rakhee subtly emoting. He encapsulated the beauty of Desi culture effortlessly. Perfection. Watch.

A while ago Yash Raj Films teamed up with Karol Bagh Saree House and created the label Diva'ni. In honor of the late showman's birthday, the label held a show where nine of his leading ladies walked the ramp with Shahrukh Khan as host. 


More pics and quotes from the event after the jump:
After being introduce as the most beautiful woman in the world by SRK, Rekha says with her graceful smile, "You've said this line to four thousand crore women." 


Juhi Chawla

"Yash ji, aapne mujhesikhaya ki Dil to Pagal Hai aur aapko hamesha yaad karenge hum jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan." -Madhuri Dixit

Rani Mukherjee cried up a river throughout the event including her own speech. 

Apparently Yash Chopra called Preity, "Zaara" every time they met.

Katrina Kaif said Yash was the oldest friend she had, but youngest at heart.

Anushka Sharma

Parineeti Chopra

The clothes aren't anything to write home about, but it's fabulous seeing so many heroines in one show together. That hasn't happened since Salman's Being Human Fashion Show.

Sigh. Rest in peace old man, thanks for leaving us so many treasures. 

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