Special report: The grand premiere of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’

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‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ finally premiered in a grand event filled with Bollywood glitterati on the evening of 12th November. The who’s who of the film fraternity made their presence felt as they arrived to be a part of a special farewell and celebration of the late great Yash Chopra.

NDTV caught up with the stars as they step foot on the red carpet and spoke to them about the essence of Chopra. Here is what they had to say:

Karan Johar: “There’s a sense of longing and wishing that he was walking the red carpet right now as we speak.”

Anil Kapoor: “We’ve come here to celebrate Yash Chopra and for us, he’s still alive. For everyone, for every cine-goer throughout the world, he’s alive through his films, through his work, through his music, through his charm. He was a very charming guy and had a great sense of humour. For him, movie-making was fun.”

Amitabh Bachchan: “Kya kahen, yeh Yashji ke aakhri film hai aur zaheer hai ke itna sara samay humne uske saath bitaaya, itni achhi achhi filmein humne uske saath banaayi. Hum utsuk hai andar jaane ke liye”.

Aamir Khan: “We all miss him today and we are remembering him. We pray this this film is his biggest success of all the films that he’s made and he’s made huge successes…. Parampara mein hum saath kaam kar rahe the toh bahut saari memories hai. He was always a very gregarious person… he’s very warm and loving.”

Shah Rukh Khan when asked about whether he’s looking forward to the 13th November when all the figures start rolling in: “I think the only figures I know are 36-24-36! Whoever does those figures, they’ll count. For 20 years I’ve said that I don’t look at the numbers of a film, I never have and I don’t need to. I’m going to hope that people like the film. I have a great feeling. I was just speaking to Adi and Gauri’s seen the film, she liked it. If she likes it��then��I’m sure it’ll be a nice film.”

Bipasha��Basu: “You know my most favourite Yashji moment was the very first time when I received a cheque from him for Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi, for my guest appearance in the film. He said ‘Welcome to the��Yash Raj family beta’.��I was a relative newcomer at that point of time, I didn’t understand much about films but I knew Yash Chopra”.

Arjun Kapoor was spotted with cousin Sonam and talked about his expectations of the night, “Celebration is the most important. Celebrating the man that he was, and what he’s left behind for us. I think it’s the most perfect way to celebrate this man – in his studio to watch his film.”

Shahid Kapoor: “I am expecting the kind of cinema I have always loved. I am a big fan of Yashji’s. He celebrates life and he celebrates love and I’m so happy that they are celebrating his last film.”

Imran Khan: “I’m expecting it to be a whole lot of fun… Yashji was a person who made films larger than life but he was not a larger than life character. I remember meeting him time and again in the canteens and he stood in line like everyone else, he sat around on the tables with the guys from YRF. He is the kind of guy who would want us to come here and celebrate his work…”

Some of the stars have already tweeting their reviews of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. Here is a snippet of the their thoughts of the movie:

Salim Merchant: “Just came back home from the premiere of JHTJ. Liked the movie. Missed yashji. this was the mother of all Premeires! A celebration of films… They created an opera house style movie theatre with fantastic projection and incredible 5.1 sound. Yashji’s film was viewed & celebrated… And this was created just for today. The grand premiere… ”

Neil Nitin Mukesh: “JTHJ !! Yash jis masterpiece. Marks Katrinas finest performance. She makes you fall in love with her instantly… SRK��shows you again and again why HE is SRK !! The word Romance should be called SRK !! JTHJ-anushka is outstanding with a character that makes u want this girl.Tough exterior & a soft interior.She shows u that love melts rocks!”

Sneha Rajani: “Finally back fm the JTHJ��premiere. Speechless..What a finale for an institution that will always live on! Yashji SALUTE! Team YRF kudos!”

Check out photos of the stars on the red carpet below.

Uday and Pam Chopra
Uday and Pam Chopra
Anushka-SRK-Katrina at the premiere
Anushka-SRK-Katrina at the premiere

 

Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji

 

SRK and Gauri Khan
SRK and Gauri Khan

 

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu

 

The Bachchan parivaar
The Bachchan parivaar

 

Rekha
Rekha

 

Hrithik  and Sussanne Roshan
Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan

 

Akshay-Twinkle and Anil Kapoor
Akshay-Twinkle and Anil Kapoor
Preity Zinta with SRK
Preity Zinta with SRK

 

Madhuri Dixit-Nene with husband Ram
Madhuri Dixit-Nene with husband Ram

 

Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu

 

Simi Garewal
Simi Garewal

 

Neil Nitin Mukesh with family
Neil Nitin Mukesh with family

 

Tarun Mansukhani
Tarun Mansukhani

 

Farah-SRK-Gauri
Farah-SRK-Gauri

 

Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff

 

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

 

Ramesh Sippy and wife
Ramesh Sippy and wife

 

Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
Sooraj Barjatya
Sooraj Barjatya

 

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor

 

Imran and Avantika Khan
Imran and Avantika Khan

 

Sikandar and Kirron Kher
Sikandar and Kirron Kher

 

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

 

Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra

Photos courtesy: Filmfare, NowRunning

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