Filmmaker Ravi Chopra passed away on Wednesday afternoon at Breach Candy Hospital in South Mumbai. He was 68. Chopra was admitted to the hospital last Thursday with a lung ailment.
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Aditya Chopra with wife Rani Mukerji and mother Pamela, Arjun Kapoor, Chunky Pandey and many other celebrities visited the filmmaker's house in the evening to pay their respects.
Many celebs took to Twitter to remember the filmmaker.
One of the nicest, kindest n big hearted soul in the film industry passed away today..Ravi Chopra.. May you rest in peace
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) November 12, 2014
Rip ravi chopra! ShAll always remember your ever smiling face... — Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) November 12, 2014
Rest in eternal peace mr.Ravi copra, i will ever be grateful to you for giving me a break in Aaj ki aawaz during my struggle time. RIP sir.
— Alok Nath (@aloknath) November 12, 2014
Saddened to hear about demise of Ravi Chopra-ji. Apart from being a fine filmmaker, he was also a very nice human being. Rest in Peace, Sir. — Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 12, 2014
Just heard about the sad demise of Ravi Chopra. Was blessed to work with him. A lovely soul. My condolences to his loved ones.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) November 12, 2014
Just heard that Mr. Ravi Chopra of BR Films has passed on. Truly tragic. One of the most gracious gentlemen I've worked with. RIP. — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) November 12, 2014
Amitabh Bachchan expressed grief at Ravi Chopra's demise on Facebook and also listed the films in which both the legends had worked together – "Zameer", "Baghban" and "Bhootnath."
The producer director is the son of legendary producer – director B. R. Chopra and nephew of Yash Chopra. Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra are his cousins.
He is well known not just for his films, but also for the epic Indian television series "Mahabharat."