Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra breathed his last on Sunday. He was 80
A legendary filmmaker, Yash Chopra changed the face of romance in Hindi cinema to become a brand in Bollywood with numerous hits under his belt in his five-decade long illustrious career.
Yash Chopra (80), who was one of the pillars in Bollywood, directed some of Indian cinema's most successful and iconic films, including the action thriller 'Deewar' which established Amitabh Bachchan as the "angry young man".
The hit duo of Chopra and Bachchan worked together again in romantic drama 'Kabhi Kabhie' and drama 'Trishul'. If Shah Rukh Khan is called the king, Chopra was definitely the kingmaker who supported and gave fillip to many an artiste's career transforming them into superstars.
Although he began his career making different kinds of films, Chopra is today known mostly for the romantic films like 'Silsila' and 'Chandni'.
The term 'Yash Chopra romance' is used to typify the kind of romantic films the filmmaker gave birth to in Bollywood in his career spanning over five decades and over 50 films.
Click on, for a pictorial tribute to Bollywood's "King of Romance", Yash Chopra.