Actress Rani Mukherji says she feels the void left by the demise of filmmaker Yash Chopra but does not like to talk about him in past tense.
"I don't like to talk about Yash uncle in past tense.
He is a living legend and will always be there in our hearts
and lives," Rani said.
She was speaking at a function where the inaugural
National Yash Chopra Memorial Award was presented to legendary
singer Lata Mangeshkar here last night. Chopra's wife Pamela
was also present.
"She (Mangeshkar) is the most deserving recipient of
the award. They had an emotional connect," the Bollywood
"It has been a year since Yash uncle passed away, but
the young generation will remember him through this award and
his films," said Rani with her voice choked with emotion.
Mangeshkar was down with fever and doctors had advised
her rest, but she still came for the function. This speaks
volumes about her, she said.
The award has been instituted by a foundation led by
industrialist-politician T Subbarami Reddy, who has produced
Hindi films like Vijay, Chandni and Lamhe.