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RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra

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.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Amitabh Bachchan, Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra

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.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Yash Chopra and Dilip Kumar

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.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Rama Prasad Goenka, Yash Chopra and Lata Mangeshkar

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.


RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Yash Chopra along with Laximkant  Kudalkar and  Pyarelal Sharma

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.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Yash Chopra  and Dharmendra
Dharmendra, who worked with Yash Chopra in Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), felicitated the director at an Cine and TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) annual meet.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Yash Chopra and Vinod Khanna

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).

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Subba Ram Reddy, B R Chopra, Yash Chopra and Rupa Ganguly

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.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Javed Akhtar and Yash Chopra

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.

RARE PIX: Yash Chopra, Over The Years

Last updated on: October 25, 2012 14:26 IST
Yash Chopra and B R Chopra

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.