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'Yashji, how could you go?' Bollywood mourns

Last updated on: October 22, 2012 19:21 IST

'Yashji, how could you go?' Bollywood mourns

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

Bollywood turned to Twitter to pay tribute to Yash Chopra, who passed away on October 21.

Shah Rukh Khan, who stars in Chopra's last film Jab Tak Hain Jaan, tweeted: 'Whenever my loved ones depart...I feel a part of me extinguishes itself with them. Will there come a day  that I will no longer have a bit of myself to let go of? And then the thought follows...that every time they have taken some of me with them onto their last journey , I have found a fragment of them left inside me too...I will always have some love to give and I will always be both emptied and replenished by the loved ones I lose. I keep u with me Yashji and I miss u too Yashji...lots.'

Karan Johar tweeted: 'Very few children get the opportunity to be fathered twice in one lifetime...yash uncle gave me that privilege...i miss u so much yash uncle.'

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Chopra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Dilip Kumar: I have no words to express my grief

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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who worked with Yash Chopra in the film Mashaal, tweeted: 'Shattering, hard to accept. Yash was more than a friend, a brother. I am numb and have no words to express my grief.'

Shabana Azmi tweeted: 'Yashji!!!! How could you go? On your 80th birthday we wished for u to make 80 more films..its heartbreaking. Deepest condolences to d family.'

Shobhaa De wrote: 'How very apt. Yash Chopra worked "Jab Tak Hai Jaan"'. No other epitaph required for such a full, rich and warm life.'

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who had a long association with Yash Chopra, tweeted: 'Mere bhai mere mitra ,cine jagat ke mahan director aur film maker yashji aaj humare bich nahi rahe. Film jagat ki ye bohot badi haani hui hai,ishwar yashji ki aatma ko shaanti de. Pamela bhabhi aur chopra pariwaar ke dukh me hum mangeshkar sehbhaagi hai.'

A R Rahman tweeted: 'Respect, love and admiration for Yashji and his legacy ..may God bless his soul!'


Image: Dilip Kumar and Anil Kapoor in Mashaal


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Amitabh Bachchan: Yash Chopra went away to soon

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Amitabh Bachchan, who also paid tribute to the veteran filmmaker on his blog, tweeted: 'I never ever thought there would come a day when I would have to say - " Yash Chopra no more " .. He went away too soon !! Yash Chopra - 44 years of association .. of creativity, friendship, fun and family ties .. each moment so vivid even now .. gone !! Just back from his studio where he lies still and motionless .. this was the first time I ever saw him on his back in 44 yrs !!'

Anupam Kher tweeted: 'My mornings will never be the same. My learnings of life will never be the same. LOVE never be the same. And cinema will NEVER be the Same. Yash ji was my anchor, my quiet strength & my father figure in Mumbai. Never realised when our relationship shifted from films to Family. In 2012, lost four Closest people in my life. My Father, Sister Dolores, my manager Mr. Shetty & now Yash ji. I feel Emotionally Orphaned.'


Image: Yash Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Facebook

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Sridevi: He will be missed forever

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Sridevi, who worked in two of Chopra's films Chandni and Lamhe, tweeted: 'Deeply saddened by the shocking news of Yashji passing away, he was full of warmth & affection whenever we met, he will be missed forever.'

Madhuri Dixit, who starred in Chopra's 1997 film Dil Toh Pagal Hai, tweeted: 'Just got the news that Yashji passed on. He was one of the giants of cinema. My deepest condolences to his family. We will all miss him.'

Priyanka Chopra wrote: 'Ab Mohabbat ka Bhi dil toot Gaya... RIP Yashji.. Thank u for always being so kind to me..thank u for showing us what love should be.'

Boman Irani tweeted: 'Saddened and numbed! Oh Yash Uncle...we will miss you!!! If you asked him for a favor, he would be the one following it up. Then when you thanked him, he would fend it off with a joke..everytime!!!'

Pakistani singer and actor Ali Zafar wrote: 'I am in shock. Yash Chopra jee passed away ? What a man. What a loss :( can never forget his warmth, encouragement and humility.'

Shahid Kapoor tweeted: 'No words ..... Just RESPECT .... A legend in the true sense .. RIP yash ji.'


Image: Sridevi in Chandni


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Shekhar Kapur: The age of innocence and lyricism of Hindi cinema ends

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Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted: 'Last of d great directors that defined Hindi Cinema passes away as d curtain comes down on an era. Yashji, u will be missed. With Yash Chopra ends the age of innocence and lyricism of Hindi Cinema. Now is the age of angst.'

Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: 'Yash Chopra the 'storyteller' having enchanted us with his movies packs up and leaves. Telling us all : Remember, u too are mortal.'

Anurag Kashyap wrote: 'Yash Ji passed away before his last film came to the theatres.. Not done.. Wtf.. Slowly we are losing all the great men of indian cinema.. All so close to each other.'

Gurinder Chadha tweeted: 'Just heard about Yash Chopra. Tragedy for all of us. I took him to odeon leic sq to see BILB. He was very kind to me. God bless.'

Nikhil Advani wrote: '"I want to go with my boots on" he once told me that. Those are shoes that will never be filled ever again. Yash uncle you were 80yrs young.'

Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan tweeted: 'Evryday we saw Yashji in YRF we said der walks a living legend.. we won't see him walking again... But the legend will continue forever.. One of the happiest moments of my life was when my first film began with 'Yash Chopra presents' I will always cherish my moments with Yashji.'


Image: Shekhar Kapur
Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

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