Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra died at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Sunday, a hospital spokesperson said. He was 80. Chopra was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue. Chopra had announced his retirement from film direction last month.
The filmmaker was looking forward to the release of his upcoming romantic movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead. It is set to release on November 13.
In his over five decade old career, Chopra has made several hits like Deewar, Trishul, Chandni, Silsila, Veer Zaara and others.