The legend maker: Silsila (1981) was one of the most successful films of the era that saw the magic of music director Shiv Hari, and starred Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. Dekha Ek Khwaab and Rang Barse are iconic songs that are played even today.
The power-packed duo: Yash Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan, who collaborated together in superhits like 'Deewar' (1975), 'Kabhi Kabhie' (1976) and 'Trishul' (1978).
Two kings: Shah Rukh Khan hugs Yash Chopra to wish the legend on his birthday. Chopra played a very big part is establishing Shah Rukh Khan as the superstar with his film Darr and his son Aditya Chopra directed Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, followed by Dil To Pagal Hai.
Record breaker: The Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge continued to entertain crowds at Maratha Mandir for more than 20 years.
Legends: Yash Chopra directed Dilip Kumar in the 1984-blockbuster Mashaal that is one of the many classics made by the legendary producer-director. Also seen in the picture is filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
Bond of love: Yash Chopra and his wife Pamela. They have two sons, Aditya Chopra, who is now an acclaimed filmmaker and Uday Chopra, who is an actor.
Yash Chopra with Poonam Dhillon at one of the parties in Mumbai.
Yash Chopra with brother B. R. Chopra and Ramanand Sagar. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
Yash Chopra with Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji, Anil Kapoor and Rakesh Roshan. Pic/ Yogen Shah
The filmmaker with the two reigning Khans of Bollywood - Aamir and Shah Rukh. Pic/Yogen Shah
Yash Chopra and Sunil Dutt engaged in a serious discussion. Pic/MiD DAY archives
Yash Chopra with Amrish Puri and Ramesh Sippy. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
The legendary filmmaker admires a wax statue of the Big B. Yash Chopra's films like Deewar, Trishul and Kala Patthar established Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man in Bollywood. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
Deewar meets Sholay: Yash Chopra and Ramesh Sippy. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
Yash Chopra with the evergreen Dev Anand and other dignitaries at an event. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
Yash Chopra and wife Pamela with Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
Randhir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Chopra at an awards function. Pic/ MiD DAY archives
Poonam Dhillon with Yash Chopra, wife Pamela Chopra and Asha Bhosle during her birthday celebration. Pic/AFP
Yash Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan during the premiere Paa. Chopra had made one of the most controversial films of all time in the form of Silsila, which had the real-life love triangle story of Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Jaya Bachchan on screen. The film was released in 1981 and is still much talked about. Pic/ AFP
Yash Chopra with Karan Johar and Rani Mukerji
Yash Chopra with Sridevi and Boney Kapoor. Chopra presented Sridevi in a highly sensuous avatar in 'Chandni' (1989). He made Lamhe in 1991 with Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, which is said to be his best work till date. The film, as most critics put, was way ahead of time.
Yash Chopra with Javed Akhtar and Aamir Khan. The filmmaker directed Aamir in the dud Parampara (1993)
Yash Chopra with veteran actress Aruna Irani at an awards function
Yash Chopra will always be remembered for introducing the Swiss Alps in his films like Silsila, DDLJ, Chandni, Lamhe, etc. So, synonymous is his love for the country that they have named a train, a railway station and even a lake after his name. Not to forget an entire suite in a hotel.
On his 86th birth anniversary of Yash Chopra, we remember the iconic filmmaker who redefined romance.
DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.