Think lush meadows of swiss-alps.. think sari-clad heroine romancing in snow.. Think larger-than-life sets! Yes! We are talking about the legend…Yash Chopra.
Yash Chopra, the legendary filmmaker lives on through his eponymous work in people’s hearts. He shot most of his romantic dramas in Switzerland and is now honoured with a special statue by the government as a mark of gratitude. His lens lovingly captured the breathtaking locales of Switzerland for decades. The statue will be installed in the heart of Interlaken in Switzerland.
A sculpture made of pure bronze and weighing about 350 kilos present Yash Chopra in an iconic pose of him directing a film. Chopra who opened a legacy of South Asian tourists flocking to Switzerland absolutely loved to spend time there. Natural beauty and warm hospitality mark the association that his banner Yash Raj Films shares with this country. This statue will be installed at the heart of Interlaken, inside the Kursaal area, near the Congress Centre. A prime, popular spot with tourists, the statue will remind many of the cinematic splendor that Yash Chopra had created for this picturesque nation.
While many ministers and senior bureaucrats from the Swiss government attended this inauguration Mr. Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra and his daughter-in-law, actress Rani Mukerji was also present at the event. The event was organised by Interlaken Tourism and Jungfrau Railways.
This is not the first time the filmmaker has been honoured this way. The government of Interlaken awarded him the honorary title of “Ambassador of Interlaken” in 2011 and Jungfrau Railways named a train after him – an honour shared only with the Railway founder, Adolf Guyer. In addition, the five-star Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken named a suite after Yash Chopra.
Kudos to this man!