Legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra has been honoured with a bronze statue at the heart of Interlaken, Switzerland. The late filmmaker’s wife Pamela Chopra and daughter-in-law Rani Mukerji were present at the event to unveil the statue.
Chopra, who captured the breath taking locales of Switzerland in his films for decades, was given this prestigious honour by the Swiss government. A sculpture made of pure bronze, and weighing about 350 kilos, shows Yash Chopra in his iconic pose with the camera by his side.
This statue has been installed at the heart of Interlaken, inside the Kursaal area. A prime, popular spot with tourists, the statue will remind many of the cinematic splendor that Yash Chopra had created for this picturesque nation.
Chopra, who passed away in October 2012, had first visited Switzerland during his honeymoon in 1970. He was a frequent visitor to the country, where he shot a number of films like ‘Faasle’, ‘Chandni’ and ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’.
Many ministers and senior bureaucrats from the Swiss government attended this inauguration with Pamela and Rani. According to swissinfo.ch, Pamela Chopra was quoted as saying, "He did some of the best work of his life here in Interlaken.”
Rani, who took her baby Adhira along said, "It feels amazing that I am here with my daughter today, I really miss him."
Aditya Chopra was not present at the event. He is currently shooting for his next film ‘Befikre’, with Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in Paris....