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."

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