Shahrukh Khan “Yash Chopra is my mentor and guide”

Now we all know that Shahrukh Khan is known as the king of romance, but there is another man with whom he shares this title, i.e Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra was one of the most well known and respected filmmaker of his time. He has directed some timeless classics and has set a very high benchmark in Bollywood for romantic films. On the first B’day post Yash ji’s demise, Shahrukh Khan opened up his heart an spoke about the late director at length. Shahrukh said that he learned a lot about the world of cinema from Yash Chopra and that the legendary film maker was both, a guide as well as a mentor of his. “He told me that it is important not to curb my creativity as I would not be happy with the kind of movies produced. He told me to always follow my heart and not worry about the end result. Yashji said that if the film work’s it’s good and if they don’t, then it’s also good as you would not be regretting that you could have done something different. He also gave me some great production tips, like controlling the cost of the movies I produce and never to go over board. I feel proud to have been associated with such a fearless filmmaker and I can say with great pride that I have starred in maximum of Yashji’s films. From Darr to Jab Tak Hai Jaan it has been an amazing journey.” the 47 year old actor said at an event.

Shahrukh Khan’s debut film ‘Darr’ which also turned out to be a major hit was directed by none other than Yash Chopra. SRK playes a role of a obsessive lover and then went on to star in late director;s Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer Zaara, and finally his swan song Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

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