Yash Chopra wished to shoot Katrina in a chiffon saree
The loss of veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra surely has left a big vacuum in the Hindi Film Industry. He was looked upon with huge respect by all. There was not one actor who did not dream of being directed by him.
He was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on the 13th of October, where he was diagnosed with dengue. He was said to have been recovering and therefore his sudden demise has come as a shock to many. The filmmaker breathed his last on the 21st of October due to ‘multi-organ failure’.
Though his last film directed by him was “Veer- Zaara” in 2004 until “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” happened, he produced countless number of films under the banner of his production house Yash Raj Films.
He returned to direction this year for the Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. People assumed that the story would be a sequel to the 2004 release Veer-Zaara. However nothing much has been revealed about the storyline and hardly anything can be guessed from the trailer that got released.
The film wrapped up shooting as it had been completed; however, a song with the patent Swiss Alps as background was still to be shot. Yash Chopra’s direction of songs in most of his films always included his film’s leading ladies wearing chiffon sarees which added to them a tinge of femininity and womanliness and marked the celebration of womanhood.
Among the contemporary actresses of our time Katrina Kaif would have the privilege to be shot for a song with Shah Rukh Khan by Yash Chopra himself in his trademark style at the Alps, but sadly that is now not to be. This news was revealed by designer Manish Malhotra.
He tweeted, "We were to go to the Swiss Alps to shoot a song with Katrina (Kaif) in chiffon saris. He discussed the saris with passion and used to tell me that `I want you to be there at the shoot.". He also added, "I will truly miss my most favourite director and incredible person that Yashji was... I knew him closely and have seen his passion for cinema, colours and costumes. Romance in Indian cinema won`t be the same without Yashji".
Earlier on it was being speculated as to who out of the two actresses of this film will make it for the song.
This film is slated for a 13th November,
Diwali release and will witness a star-studded grand premiere just the way Yash