Romantics is now streaming on Netflix. A documentary to be directed by Indo-American filmmaker Smriti Mundra tells the story Yash Chopra, His journey to becoming a veteran filmmaker from Jalandhar and one of the biggest directors in Indian cinema and creating the production house Yash Raj Productions and the studio Yash Raj Films. Documentary is preferred Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Shahrukh Khan and his chopra sons Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra And others including wife Pamela Chopra shared everything about the life and times of Yash Chopra and his cinematic journey.
In episode one, we see Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor talking about making Moonlight (1989). starred in the film Sridevi with Rishi Kapoor in the title role and Vinod Khanna, The film was Yash Chopra’s last attempt to deliver a box office blockbuster after several flops. Talking about the same in The Romantics, Rishi Kapoor shared, “Yash ji didn’t know how to approach Sridevi. He was the flop behind her, whereas Sridevi was a big star.” Anil Kapoor further revealed, “Yash ji asked my brother (Boney Kapoor) to talk to Sridevi and get her on board. Boney went to Chennai to meet Sridevi and that’s how Chandni became.”
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While that was Boney and Sridevi’s first meeting, the rest is history. He worked with Shree in his productions, starring alongside his brother Anil Kapoor in several films. Love blossomed between the two and they finally got married in 1996.
Anil Kapoor also shared an anecdote about Sridevi not being convinced by the idea of wearing all white in Chandni. Anil revealed, “Her mother also told Yashji that white was not an auspicious color for him. But he somehow convinced both Sridevi and her mother.”
Pamela, who has been very involved in Yash Chopra’s work, shared, “He just said one thing to Sridevi, ‘I believe in your talent, you believe in my vision as a director. Let’s do it. We do’.”
Chandni went on to become a super hit at the box office and has acquired the status of a cult hit with its fans spanning across generations.
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