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PIX: Katrina, Shah Rukh, Rekha pay tribute to Yash Chopra

Last updated on: September 30, 2013 19:50 IST

Image: Katrina Kaif
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Nine leading ladies from Yash Chopra's celebrated movies -- Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra Rekha, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherji, Juhi Chawla and Preity Zinta -- and one of his favourite leading men, Shah Rukh Khan, walked the ramp at a special event organised on the late director's 81st birth anniversary on September 27.

The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri, a western suburb in Mumbai, and was organised by the director's wife Pamela. 

Katrina Kaif, who was seen in Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hain Jaan, wore an embroidered lehenga with a shimmery blouse.

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Shah Rukh Khan

Image: Shah Rukh Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Shah Rukh Khan was the showstopper for the evening.

The superstar has worked in four Chopra movies -- Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer-Zaara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. All of them were superhits.

"I am happy to have worked with him in so many films," SRK said at the event. "I got chance to be with him and interviewed him on his last birthday. He looked at the inner beauty of women and presented them in a beautiful way."


Image: Rekha
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Rekha, who worked with Chopra in two films -- Silsila and Faasle -- wore her signature gold Kanjeevaram sari, and grooved to the song Yeh Kaha Aa Gaye Hum from Silsila.

She even recited the famous words in the song, Main Aur Meri Tanhaai, which were spoken by Amitabh Bachchan in the film.

"I thank Yash Chopra from the bottom of my heart to present me in a beautiful manner in his films. We will miss you," she said.

Parineeti Chopra

Image: Parineeti Chopra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Parineeti Chopra wore a heavy embroidered red lehenga on the ramp.

"All these actresses have one thing common -- they were all directed by Yash Chopra," she said. "That’s something I missed. But I had the honour of meeting him almost everyday, whenever I was here (at the YRF studios) and also had the pleasure of having lunch with him on many occasions.”

Parineeti has worked in a few films produced by Chopra's banner Yash Raj Films, Shuddh Desi Romance and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.

Anushka Sharma

Image: Anushka Sharma
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Anushka Sharma, who was also Yash Chopra’s last leading lady in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, wore a black sequined sari.

“So early on in my career I got the opportunity to be a Yash Chopra heroine and it was mesmerising to watch the man at work," said Anushka. "It was so inspiring and it is something that will always stay with me.”

Anushka made her debut in Yash Chopra's production, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and worked in other films under his banner like Badmaash Company, Band Baaja Baraat and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.

Madhuri Dixit

Image: Madhuri Dixit
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Wearing a black sheer, sequenced chiffon sari, Madhuri Dixit charmed the audience with her smooth moves.

The actress worked the director in the big hit Dil Toh Pagal Hai and her comeback film Aaja Nachle was produced under the Yash Raj Films banner.


Image: Sridevi
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Sridevi had to wear white.

After all, that was the colour Yash Chopra made her look gorgeous in, in the film Chandni.

Sridevi accessorised her white and silver Rajputana Rajasthani ghagra with some heavy jewellery.

Sridevi also worked with Chopra in Lamhe, one of his personal favourites.

Juhi Chawla

Image: Juhi Chawla
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Juhi Chawla started her association with Yash Chopra with a cameo in Chandni and later went onto to work in his blockbuster film, Darr.

Wearing a floral printed ghagra, Juhi said, “I had stepped into the film industry and he cast me for a guest appearance in Chandani. It was a dream come true. Later, I worked with him in Darr. I am happy I got to work with him. I am excited to be here to celebrate his birth anniversary."

Rani Mukerji

Image: Rani Mukerji
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Rani Mukerji looked beautiful in a fuchsia pink embroidered ghagra.

The actress, who worked with the director in Veer-Zaara, got teary eyed as she said, "I miss you, Yash uncle. I feel sorry I couldn't make a cake for you on your last birthday, as I was busy with other commitments. I miss you everyday."

Preity Zinta

Image: Preity Zinta
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Preity Zinta, who worked with Chopra in his film Veer-Zaara, walked the ramp in a Kashmiri white sharara.

Curtain call

Image: Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Rekha, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Katrina Kaif
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

At the end of the show, all the stars came on stage for a curtain call, making a historic picture.

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