Bollywood living legend, Amitabh Bachchan published a moving tribute to the late filmmaker, Yash Chopra, who passed away at the age of 80 on Sunday.
Bachchan blogged about the time he last met Chopra, which was only a few days back on Bachchan’s 70th birthday. He said, “I last saw him on my birthday celebrations. He was indisposed and the doctors advised him rest, but he was insistent on coming over. He had made a commitment he said. He had been asked to speak, one among four others that did that evening, over the sit down dinner. His words still ring in my ear and what remains are the resonance of his goodness and feeling that he exuded towards me. Apart from his praise on my work, what he cherished most, was that I had been a good son and above all a good human being. Not many have made such observation. It was a moving tribute.”
He also described the moment of sitting next to Chopra’s lifeless body at the Yash Raj studios, “As I sit beside his still and flower decked body in his studio within the portals of the large common patio, there does not pass a moment when all that we shared flashes by. This colossal studio that he built after years of hard work and labor, shall for the next day house his last physical remain. I doubt if he had ever dreamt that this unique and most distinguished facility would find space to accomodate him in the state that we see him today.”
Bachchan also mentioned a regret in his blog saying that for some months lately, Chopra had been calling and telling Bachchan to drop by in the early hours of the morning as he returned from the gym for ��just a chat – no work, no issues, just a chat�۪. Bachchan said he had promised him that he would but was never able to.
Here are some pictures that Bachchan had blogged from their last ever meet – at Bachchan’s 70th birthday celebrations.
In Pictures: Amitabh Bachchan meets Yash Chopra