Uday Chopra wants to make documentary on father Yash Chopra
Actor-turned-producer Uday Chopra intends to make a documentary on his late filmmaker father Yash Chopra.
The Chopra family went through personal crisis after the demise of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra last year. "I want to make a documentary but I don't want to do a regular one. I have spoken to a few people and I want to do something different.
I want somebody who can crack something that will be unique. It is great to immortalise someone like him," Uday told PTI in an interview. "Dad was a filmmaker. If I make a documentary on him it has to be about films and it should be good enough for people who don't even know Yash Chopra to watch it and love it. They should feel it is an interesting documentary. I can do a labour of love in a month's time.
But my intention is not that, I want people to watch it universally and love it," he said. In September this year, as a mark of tribute to the Yash Chopra on his birth anniversary, nine actresses, who have been a part of his films, came together to salute the legendary filmmaker.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and leading ladies Rekha, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherji, Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra walked the ramp at YRF studio for a fashion show. "There will be something different every year on his birthday.
It is too early to say what we will do. But we will surely do something to commemorate him," Uday said. Though it's been over a year since Chopra passed away, it has been very tough for Uday to get over it.
"I am still not out of it... it is a huge loss. It just happened very fast, I was not in town. I came one day before he passed away. It has taken a long time to come to terms with it.
But I feel he is around me, everything that I am doing and getting appreciation for the work I am doing in LA, I feel somewhere he is standing behind me," he said. As a father, Chopra used to give advice to Uday. "His advice had always been to do what my heart desires. He said even if I do something apart from films, he will support me.
But if I choose to make a career in films then he can help little more. He was like one must take their own decisions," Uday said. When asked what are the things of his father that he hopes to follow, Uday said, "His greatest achievement is the relationships he created, be it with our drivers to peons to our best friends... they all had the same emotion towards him. That was his greatest wealth.
He did great work and people liked him. "They all loved him so much, that is the key to life, to get people to love and like you. And you will succeed and get work out of people as they will willingly do work for you," he said. Chopra died on 21 October, 2012.