Ravi Chopra, son of the legendary producer-director B R Chopra passed away in Mumbai today. After battling illness for several years, Bollywood’s respected and loved filmmaker breathed his last today afternoon at around 3 pm at Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai.
Ravi Chopra, who died due to lung infection at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital was 68 years old. Producer-director Ravi Chopra is known for directing the epic television series, Mahabharat and has directed memorable Bollywood films. He started his Bollywood career with the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zameer (1975) and went on to make The Burning Train (1980), Mazdoor (1983), Dahleez (1986), Baghban (2003) and his last film as a director was Baabul featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji.
Ravi is also the nephew of Yash Chopra. On October 23, 2012, he was diagnosed with a severe lung ailment and was discharged from Breach Candy hospital after a week.