ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Yash Chopra used to give me his pearls of wisdom: Pakistani director
 

Yash Chopra used to give me his pearls of wisdom: Pakistani director

Yash Chopra had a soft corner for Pakistan: Visiting Pakistani director
By Aastha Khurana (IANS)
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 06:48:39 GMT
 

Yash Chopra used to give me his pearls of wisdom: Pakistani director
Pakistani filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal, after whom Kareena Kapoor’s character in Agent Vinod was named, says she learnt something from Yash Chopra every time she met him.

Saying she had a "long love history with Mumbai", visiting Pakistani director Iram Parveen Bilal says late Bollywood veteran Yash Chopra, who had a "soft corner for Pakistan", was such a source of inspiration for her that after graduating in engineering she took the plunge into filmmaking.

The young director, who has made her first film after four years of arduous work, grew up watching Chopra's evergreen romances Kabhi Kabhie, Chandni and the like.

"I have always been a big nerd and I was selected to go to the Asian Olympiad of Physics. But my parents and me always loved Bollywood films. I have been brought up in Nigeria and Pakistan and I grew up watching films like 'Silsila', 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Chandni'," Bilal told IANS in an interview.

Bilal spent four years working on her debut film "Josh", which was the only fiction-category film from Pakistan to be screened at the just concluded 14th Mumbai Film Festival. She was happy to be here with her debut film, but was heartbroken that she won't get to meet her idol Yash Chopra again, who died Oct 21.

Talking about her association with the veteran filmmaker, she said: "I have a long love history with Mumbai. I came here for the first time in 2004... Every time I came here, I met Yashji. No matter how busy he was, he would take out 5-10 minutes for me. He used to give me his pearls of wisdom. But the fact that he is no more and I won't be able to meet him is heartbreaking," she said.

"He (Chopra) was born in Lahore so he always had a soft corner for Pakistan. I was here when 'Veer-Zaara' released and it was a friend of a friend who introduced me to him. He welcomed me with open arms. He was a humble man who wanted to inspire people. I took advice from him and he always said in Raj Kapoor's style, 'The show must go on'."

"I don't know anyone in his family, but I will go and pay my respects to him," Bilal said.

Her movie "Josh" is the story of a privileged woman Fatima, played by Pakistan's supermodel and leading actress Aamina Sheikh, who is in search of a dangerous truth in her nanny Nusrat's feudal village.
Video and Pics: Kareena Kapoor stuns in her first public appearance post wedding
 
Sherlyn Chopra to star in Kama Sutra in 3D
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Yash Chopra biopic confirmed by Pamela Chopra
Yash Chopra biopic confirmed by Pamela Chopra
Yash Chopra death anniversary: Uday Chopra remembers the legend
Yash Chopra death anniversary: Uday Chopra remembers the legend
It was a beautiful wedding, but I missed Yash uncle: Rani Mukerji
It was a beautiful wedding, but I missed Yash uncle: Rani Mukerji
I am still not over my father Yash Chopra’s death: Uday Chopra
I am still not over my father Yash Chopra’s death: Uday Chopra
Tags :
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Watch ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ song: Sonam Kapoor rocks the dance floor in ‘Phatte Tak Nachna’

Watch 'Roy' song: Ranbir, Jacqueline, Arjun live it up in ‘Sooraj Dooba Hain’

Emraan Hashmi, Sussanne Khan, Sonu Sood at Building Bricks India event

Watch: Shankar’s 'I' trailer takes your breath away

Watch the hard-hitting ‘American Sniper’ trailer starring Bradley Cooper

Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit at a Sangeet ceremony

Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates swimming training institute in Kolkata

Would rather see myself getting married in 2015 than 3 Khans in a film together: Salman Khan
Wallpapers 

Sapna Pabbi Wallpapers

Alone Wallpapers

Aditi Rao Hydari Wallpapers

Varun Dhawan Wallpapers

Sulemani Keeda Wallpapers

Zed Plus Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Kareena Kapoor

Poonam Pandey

Asin
New Movies 

P.k.

Lingaa

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor