The sudden demise of legendary Indian filmmaker Yash Chopra on Sunday has left Bollywood film fraternity in grief. Many celebrities and filmmakers have taken to twitter to pay their respect to the King of Romance.
Yash Chopra, 80, who recently announced retirement from films and was awaiting the release of his last film "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" on November 13, had been undergoing treatment for dengue Lilavati hospital, Mumbai since October 13.
Here is what celebrities said:
Azmi shabana: "Yashji!!!! How could you go? On your 80th birthday we wished for u to make 80 more films..its heartbreaking. Deepest condolences to d family."
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: "Just got the news that Yashji passed on. He was one of the giants of cinema. My deepest condolences to his family. We will all miss him."
Ameesha Patel: "I just can't believ that the king of romance yash chopra just passed away..shocking n immensely painful news"?
Shahid Kapoor: "No words ..... Just RESPECT .... A legend in the true sense .. RIP yash ji .."
Akshay Kumar: "I'm in shock and numb, can't believe the news, the man who immortalised love, Mr. Yash Chopra is no more. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family."
Anupam Kher: "Yash ji was my anchor, my quiet strength & my father figure in Mumbai. Never realised when our relationship shifted from films to Family."
Dilip Kumar: "Shattering, hard to accept. Yash was more than a friend, a brother. I am numb and have no words to express my grief"
Bipasha Basu: "We lost the iconic,inspiring n always smiling Yash Chopra today.Saddened and shocked by this news.He will be missed forever.RIP Yash Uncle."
Lata Mangeshkar: "Mere bhai mere mitra ,cine jagat ke mahan director aur film maker yashji aaj humare bich nahi rahe. Film jagat ki ye bohot badi haani hui hai,ishwar yashji ki aatma ko shaanti de. Pamela bhabhi aur chopra pariwaar ke dukh me hum mangeshkar sehbhaagi hai." (My brother, my friend, legendary directory and filmmaker of cinema industry Yashji is no more in our midst. It's a big loss for film industry, may God grant peace to his soul. My condolences to his wife Pamela and the entire Chopra family.)
Preity zinta: "Yash Uncle we will miss you. May god give peace to your soul . R. I. P"
Lara Dutta Bhupathi: "All I ever really knew of Hindi films began with Yash uncles brand of cinema. RIP Yash Chopra ji. Will miss you terribly."
Farhan Akhtar: "Today I understand the phrase 'The end of an era'. RIP Yash uncle."
Sonam Kapoor: "Heartbroken.. Please RIP." "Rip yashji."
Sherlyn Chopra: "Deeply saddened by the loss of an extraordinary man who showed us how to love n live fearlessly n passionately....We love you YASHJI....RIP"
Arshad Warsi: "I am extremely shocked n utterly saddened to hear about Yashji.... It's such a huge loss to our industry... May his soul rest in peace."
Poonam Pandey: "Quite shocking to know that Yash Chopra ji passed away. A man who inspired many film makers is no more. RIP." "Bad year for Indian Cinema it seems! All stalwarts are passing away! Very sad, we will miss a Gr8 romantic director!"
Sophie Choudry: "In absolute shock to hear about Yashji! The King of Romance,he made us all fall in love with the magic of movies. May his soul RIP. Prayers"
Sherlyn Chopra: "Sad News for Industry .. Yash Chopra, who took Bollywood to next step with his direction passes away today. RIP !"
Siddharth: "Mr. Yash Chopra is no more...a giant tree falls. Indian cinema will never be the same again...romance will never be the same again...sad day:("
Shreya Ghoshal: "R.I.P. Yash Uncle. I can't still believe this has happened.."
Vivek Oberoi: "The legendary romantic, the poet of evergreen love, the magician who created the greatest love stories...RIP Yash uncle...u will be missed!"
Madhur Bhandarkar: "I'm shocked & saddened by the loss of Hindi Cinema's legend - Yash ji. romance in cinema will always be incomplete without u. RIP"
Boman Irani: "Saddened and numbed! Oh Yash Uncle...we will miss you!!!"
Riteish Deshmukh: "The man who taught the country how to fall in love -passes away - you will always be with us thru ur work- King of Romance- RIP YASHJI"