The legendary producer and director Yash Chopra had changed the fate of many film personalities. He was the person behind many successful romantic films for the past 50 years.
Shah Rukh Khan who was termed as king of romance in bollywood circles, certainly owe that fame to this legendary Chopra. The filmmaker was also a kingmaker, who had shaped careers of many actors and turned them superstars of their time.
Shah Rukh Khan started his journey with YashRaj films in year 1993 by superbly displaying the role of psychopathic lover in the romantic thriller movie “Darr”. The film becomes a super hit instantly and SRK become the regular in the films produced under the banner.
Till the time of his retirement in 2012, SRK associated with Yash Chopra and delivered hit likes “Dil to Pagal Hai” in the year 1997, followed by cross border love story of “Veer-Zara” in the year 2004 and finally the 2012 “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”.
Chopra said in an interview on his 80th birthday occasion “It has been always great to work with Shah Rukh. He never used to ask what the story is nor make any demand for remuneration. I used to pay him by cheque, which he accepts without any qualms and in return asks why did I paid him such a big sum”.
Shah Rukh’s movie of his career ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ released in year 1995 was also under the yashraj banner directed by his son Aditya Chopra.
Yash Chopra succumbed to dengue fever at his 80 in the year 2012.