Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yash Chopra will receive Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award at the Pusan International Film Festival

Another big achievement for Yash Chopra, the seventy six year old movie director and producer will receive the “Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award” at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in South Korea. Mr. Chopra will receive the award for his huge contributions to the Indian cinema. He will be presented with the award at during the Pusan Film Festival which will be held at Pusan in South Korea from October 8-16. Four Indian movies including- Lamhe, Dhoom2, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and New York, will be screened at the festival. Press Trust of India reports:

Chopra, known as the king of romance in Hindi film industry, is being awarded for enhancing "the global status of Indian films as well as Asian cinema" in his five-decade long career in the Hindi film industry.

"His efforts in raising the international profile of Indian movies through joint investments and co-productions with Hollywood have been highly acknowledged," a statement from the festival organisers said.

Born on September 27, 1932, in Lahore, to an accountant, Yash Chopra started working as an assistant to I. S. Johar. As a director, his first movie was Dhool Ka Phool. Yash Chopra eventually became one of the most prominent movie makers of the industry. He started his own production house Yash Raj Films which is one of top production houses in the Bollywood film industry at present. Yash Chopra has two sons- Uday Chopra and Aditya Chopra. Aditya Chopra, the elder son, followed his father’s footsteps and went into direction. He also became one of the top movie producers in Bollywood giving hit movies like- Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

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