Rani Mukherjee breaks down during Yashji’s statue unveiling
Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee broke down during the unveiling of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra's statue. The actress was present with Yash Chopra’s family members and other film fraternities. During the event, Rani Mukherji became very emotional.
"I would like to thank UTV for this. It's a great moment for all the
people who loved Yash uncle and the people who are associated with the family.
We will all miss him," a visibly teary-eyed Rani told reporters.
Yash Chopra died suddenly on October 21 last year due to dengue. He was 80.
The statue is a complete reflection of Yash Chopra with his trademark cap and camera and it was unveiled by none other than his wife Pamela Chopra and younger son Uday Chopra.
Pamela, who has sung songs in her husband's film, said: "I want to thank UTV for this initiative because people forget... We all tend to do so. But with this statue, we will not forget him. I really like the statute, especially with this favorite cap and his camera."
FilmmakerYash Chopra who started with drama series like Dharamputra and Waqt and thriller Ittefaq gave innumerable hits in the long tenure of his filmy career. He was a gem of Indian Cinema and he could not be replaced by any other. He was tagged as ‘The King of Romance’.
An emotional Uday said his father will be "remembered for his work".
He added: "I have seen him live, so it's a different feeling. And as rightly said, now his admirers can touch him and feel him."
The statue will be put up at the UTV Star's Walk of Stars at Bandra Promenade Feb 15 along with those of Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor whose statue were already been installed for the fans to see and feel.
Apart from the Chopra family, others members who attended at the statue unveiling included Shatrughan Sinha and his wife Poonam, Poonam Dhillon, Parineeti Chopra, and Prem Chopra. Many of them went up to the stage and shared their experience of working and being with Yash Chopra. Photographers clicked picture of Pamela Chopra, Uday Chopra, Rani and others with Yash Chopra’s statue.