- Yash Chopra shaped YRF on September 27 in 1970
- He died in 2012
- Yash Chopra’s son Aditya now runs the YRF
On Yash Raj Films‘ (YRF) 50th anniversary, filmmaker Aditya Chopra remembered his father Yash Chopra, who based the manufacturing home on September 27 in 1970. The date additionally marks the beginning anniversary of the legendary filmmaker, who “left the comfort and security of his brother,” famend director-producer B R Chopra, and began his personal firm, which is now one of many high manufacturing homes of Bollywood. On the special day, Aditya Chopra, who now owns YRF, wrote a notice concerning the 50-year lengthy journey of the manufacturing home: “In 1970, my father left the security and comfort of his brother Mr B R Chopra and formed his own company. Till then, he was a salaried employee of BR Films and didn’t own anything of his own. He did not know how to run a business and did not even have the basic knowledge of what goes into making a company. All he had was a strong belief in his talent and hardwork and a dream to be self-reliant. That conviction of a creative man backing nothing but himself and his art, gave birth to Yash Raj Films.”
“In 1995, as Yash Raj Films entered its 25th year, my directorial debut film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge released. The historic success of that film gave me confidence to give wings to some crazy risky ideas that I had for the future of YRF. I wanted us to achieve a certain scale, so that we could retain our independence before they came in. My father contradicted his own conservative mindset and bravely indulged all my bold initiatives. And in a span of 10 quick years, we went from a film production house to India’s first fully integrated independent film studio…. Across 5 decades YRF, at its core, has been a traditional company with deep-rooted old world values and a conservative approach to business. But at the same time, it’s also been a bold, forward-looking company, constantly trying to push itself in embracing technology and innovations to be ahead of the curve. This perfect balance of traditional and modern is what defines Yash Raj Films. Today, we enter the 50th year of Yash Raj Films,” added Aditya Chopra. He additionally thanked artistes, employees and other people for making YRF successful.
Read the total notice right here:
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) September 27, 2020
Filmmaker Karan Johar, in his special tweet for Yash Chopra and YRF on Sunday, thanked the legendary filmmaker and his shut pal Aditya Chopra for giving him “strength” to pursue his profession in filmmaking. “His movies made me love the movies…his hand on my head gave me the strength to stand tall behind the camera…Yash Chopra was not just a filmmaker but a bonafide institution…a legacy so beautifully and Brilliantly taken forward by my mentor and teacher Aditya Chopra….#YRF50,” he tweeted.
His films made me love the films…his hand on my head gave me the power to face tall behind the digicam..Yash Chopra was not only a filmmaker however a bonafide establishment…a legacy so fantastically and Brilliantly taken ahead by my mentor and instructor Aditya Chopra….#YRF50pic.twitter.com/uj4NLwpypB
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 27, 2020
YRF has delivered a number of blockbusters like Kabie Kabhie, Silsila, Chandni, Lamhe, Darr, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein, Veer-Zaara, Bunty Aur Babli, Band Baaja Baaraat, Chak De India, Sultan and War.
Yash Chopra died in 2012. His son Uday Chopra is greatest identified for his position within the Dhoom sequence of movies.