On October 21, 2012 Yash Chopra passed away!
Wow. Who knew that I would ever say those four words. It seems so surreal to me because when someone is as lively and passionate about cinema as him, death seems like the farthest thing possible.
It's hard to believe that a man, who just a few weeks back, was laughing and thoughtfully discussing his retirement and his future...is just gone. Just like that. Gone. To even think that THE last legend of Hindi cinema has left...I honestly don't even know how to express my feelings. In his career that spanned for half a century, he influenced so many people's lives by simply doing what he did best: make movies. Silsila. Chandini. Lamhe. Dil to Pagal Hai. Veer-Zaara. Movies that defined generations and everything that Bollywood has always stood for. He romanticized pain, betrayal and even, hate. This is the man that created Hindi cinema...how can anyone describe the loss of such an icon?
Is there really anyone that can love cinema as much as he did? And when I say cinema, I mean Hindi cinema?
Thank you, Mr. Chopra.
For making real films...and for so, so much more!
And in classic Bolly spirit, my week-long tribute for the legend will start tomorrow! <3