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RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST

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King Of Romance Yash Chopra passed away on October 21, leaving behind a flood of memories, movies, and magic.

Photographer Pradeep Bandekar takes a trip down memory lane, and shows off rare pictures of the iconic filmmaker with members of the film fraternity.

But we start with a picture of Yashji's wife Pamela, who seemed to be the inspiration for the romance in his films.


Image: Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra


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Pamela accompanied Yash Chopra at the launch of lyricist Sameer's biography called Safarnama in 2006. Amitabh Bachchan, who was very close to Yashji, was seated next to them.

Sameer, who has worked with Yash Chopra in four films -- AainaYeh DillagiDhoom and Dhoom 2 -- paid his tribute to the filmmaker here.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan, Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra


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Dilip Kumar and Yash Chopra were seen having an animated conversation at the success party of Doosra Aadmi (starring Shashi Kapoor, Raakhee, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh and Deven Verma) in 1977.

Perhaps they were discussing a project called Mashaal, which would release later in 1984? Incidentally, The Sound Of Music director Robert Wise visited the sets of Mashaal during its filming.


Image: Yash Chopra and Dilip Kumar


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Lata Mangeshkar was Yash Chopra's favourite singer and sang for all his films except his last, Jab Tak Hain Jaan.

Here, she attends the premiere of Chopra's big hit Chandni in 1989, along with Rama Prasad Goenka.



Image: Rama Prasad Goenka, Yash Chopra and Lata Mangeshkar


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Yash Chopra awards music composers Laximkant-Pyarelal the platinum disc for Subhash Ghai's Hero in 1983.

They have worked with the filmmaker in films like Daag.


Image: Yash Chopra along with Laximkant Kudalkar and Pyarelal Sharma

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Dharmendra, who worked with Yash Chopra in Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), felicitated the director at an Cine and TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) annual meet.

Image: Yash Chopra and Dharmendra


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Yash Chopra and Vinod Khanna chat at the golden jubilee event of Subhash Ghai's Pardes in 1997.

Khanna and Chopra had worked together in the big hit Chandni (1989) and the big flop Parampara (1993).


Image: Yash Chopra and Vinod Khanna


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Subha Ram Reddy, who did the public relations work for Chandni, poses with B R Chopra, Yash Chopra and Rupa Ganguly at the film's premiere in 1989.


Image: Subba Ram Reddy, B R Chopra, Yash Chopra and Rupa Ganguly


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Javed Akhtar, who wrote some of Yash Chopra's biggest hits like Deewar, Trishul and Kaala Patthar, along with partner Salim Khan, catches up with Yash Chopra at the opening of Mukta Arts in 1980.


Image: Javed Akhtar and Yash Chopra


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Yash Chopra poses with his older brother B R Chopra, when the latter was felicitated with a lifetime achievement award.

In his last interview, Yash Chopra had said he owed his career to his brother.


Image: Yash Chopra and B R Chopra


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