We know how Shah Rukh Khan‘s relationship with late Yash Chopra has been. The filmmaker credits Khan’s loverboy image and even success and its something even the actor would agree. So as he took home the prestigious Yash Chopra Memorial award home last night, there was a feeling of nostalgia that the 51 year old couldn’t stop feeling. At an event held specially to award the actor for his extensive contribution to the film industry, the award was bestowed upon him. For the same, the actor attended the event. He was given the trophy by none other than veteran actress Rekha. Pamila Chopra was also present for the occasion.
As the actor accepted the award, he went down the memory lane and spoke what it was like to work with the legend. In his speech, he said, id, “In the last couple of years I was working with some directors and you know you have a conversation with the young people and I was talking to them. And while talking to them for half hour I discussed the film we are doing and for one-and-half hour even till day before yesterday I think I was with Mr. Anand L Rai and for the next one-and-half hour all I discussed was how Mr. Yash Chopra made you feel on the sets, how Mr. Yash Chopra directed you on the set, how Mr. Yash Chopra more than direction made you feel loved on the set, how Mr. Yash Chopra served you paranthas on the set. So I am going to miss him.”
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He further added, “This is an extremely emotional moment and even though I feel it from the inside I don’t want to externalise it because this has been a long evening. For me one of the most important evenings of my life to be honest, because like I said to begin with the set of people who are here talking such wonderful nice things about me, showing me a documentary where I have achieved a lot, none of this is possible of it wasn’t for all the beauty, the love and kindness of and gentleness and even now the enthusiasm everyone gives me whenever I meet them. I am not well-mannered I am just being well brought up by the Indian film industry. So thank you to all of you belonging to Indian film industry for bringing me up so well.”
In the pics, you can see how happy and elated he is as he accepted the award in a dapper suit. Do you think he deserves the award? What are your thoughts on this, BollywoodLifers? Stay tuned to this space for hot scoop and latest updates.