Reactions to Yash Chopra's death

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:24pm IST

Bollywood director Yash Chopra arrives at the 9th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Bangkok June 8, 2008. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/Files

Bollywood director Yash Chopra arrives at the 9th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Bangkok June 8, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom/Files

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Veteran film-maker Yash Chopra, known as India's king of celluloid romance, died in Mumbai on Sunday.

Following are reactions from political leaders and Bollywood celebrities:

PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH on Twitter "An icon of Indian Cinema, he entertained many generations with his rare creativity. He had an aesthetic talent to make his films look larger than life. His flourish to essay romance and social drama was unmatched."

KABIR KHAN, director on Twitter "One of the happiest moments of my life was when my first film began with 'Yash Chopra presents' I will always cherish my moments with Yashji"

AKSHAY KUMAR, actor, on Twitter "I'm in shock and numb, can't believe the news, the man who immortalised love, Mr. Yash Chopra is no more."

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Comic Con

ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE

Toronto Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival

"The Judge", with Duvall and Downey, to open Toronto Film Festival  Full Article 

 Earl Jones Returns

Earl Jones Returns

James Earl Jones back on Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'  Full Article 

Unusually Successful

Unusually Successful

'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album.  Full Article 

Photo

App Row

Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app  Full Article 

In Pictures

In Pictures

Slideshow: The littlest prince.  Slideshow 

Photo

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage