The sudden demise of legendary director Yash Chopra has come as a shock to many. Among them is Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who shared 44 year association with the director.
The combination of Yash Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan has given Bollywood few of its best movies like 'Deewar', 'Silsila' and 'Kabhi Kabhi'.
Amitabh Bachchan feels that the death of 80 year old director due to dengue infection and multiple organ failure is very untimely.
“As I sit beside his still and flower decked body in his studio within the portals of the large common patio, there does not pass a moment when all that we shared flashes by,” wrote Amitabh Bachchan in his blog.
“An association of 44 years abruptly comes to an end. He went away too soon and too suddenly. He deserved to be with us longer. Yash Chopra, a friend first, a creative legend later, has passed away this evening in the late hours,” he added.
Amitabh Bachchan reminisced the last time he met Yash Chopra on his 70th birthday bash held recently.
“I last saw him on my birthday celebrations. He was indisposed and the doctors advised him rest, but he was insistent on coming over. He had made a commitment,” he wrote.
“It was his last public speech and appearance. His words still ring in my ear and what remains are the resonance of his goodness and feeling that he exuded towards me. Apart from his praise on my work, what he cherished most was that I had been a good son and above all a good human being. Not many have made such observation. It was a moving tribute,” he further added.
Amitabh Bachchan also expressed his regret over not meeting Yash Chopra for ‘chit-chat’ despite his insistence for months.
“I have just one regret with regard to him. For some months lately, he had been calling and telling me to drop by in the early hours of the morning as I returned from the gym for 'just a chat - no work, no issues, just a chat'. I had promised him that I would, and I never was able to,” he wrote.