Katrina, Rani, Sridevi: Celebrating Yash Chopra, on the ramp
Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, who passed away shortly after his birthday last year, would have turned 81 on Friday, September 27.
The Chopra family, in a bid to make the late director's first birth anniversary a memorable occasion, is set to organise a fashion show on the special day. The ethnic outfits will be designed by Diwa'ni, a clothing line inspired by fashionable clothing worn by Yash Raj heroines over the years.
Here's a look at some memorable avatars of Yash Raj's heroines, who are all set to walk the ramp on his birthday.
The runaway bride
Katrina Kaif, as the free spirited Dimple Dixit in the 2011 romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, flaunts her toned midriff in a white (a Yash Chopra staple), sequinned choli.
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Image: Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
As the chirpy village belle in Dil Bole Hadippa, Rani Mukerji sizzles in a gold outfit in the title song, along with costar Shahid Kapoor.
Image: Rani Mukerji in Dil Bole Hadippa
Sridevi, who lit up the screen in her chiffon saris and colourful salwar kameezs in Yash Chopra's 1989 blockbuster Chandni.
The veteran actress will also sashay down the ramp in a Diva'ni outfit.
Image: Sridevi in Chandni
Madhuri Dixit floored her fans with her sparkly black and blue lehenga and dance moves in her comeback film Aaja Nachle in 2007.
Image: Madhuri Dixit in Aaja Nachle
From across the border
Preity lent her innate charm and vivacity to Zaara, a Pakistani girl who falls in love with an Indian army officer (played by Shah Rukh Khan) in the veteran director's 2004 romance drama.
Her intricately embroidered salwar kameezs were popular too.
Image: Preity Zinta in Veer Zaara
In Chopra's 1993 thriller Darr, Juhi Chawla's city-bred Kiran dresses up in ruffled sleeves, off-shoulder dresses and colourful saris.
Will we see the actress don a colourful lehenga for her catwalk?
Image: Juhi Chawla with Shah Rukh Khan in Darr
Hero and the swan song
Yash Chopra's last film was with his most frequent collaborator.
Shah Rukh Khan, who's worked in seven Yash Raj films, will be one the stars on the ramp.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Tak Hai Jaan
The featured dresses will be from the Bollywood-inspired line titled Diva'ni, designed in collaboration with a New Delhi-based sari house.
This sketch here is a design one of the stars will walk the ramp in.
Image: A sketch