Vaibhavi Merchant, Prem Chopra, Rani Mukherjee and Uday Chopra stand next to Yash Chopra's Statue (Facebook/www.facebook.com/pages/Rani-Mukherjee)
Vaibhavi Merchant, Prem Chopra, Rani Mukherjee and Uday Chopra stand next to Yash Chopra's Statue (Facebook/www.facebook.com/pages/Rani-Mukherjee)Facebook/www.facebook.com/page

The statue of late filmmaker Yash Chopra was unveiled on Monday at the UTV Stars Walk in Bandra Bandstand Promenade, Mumbai.

Chopra's wife Pamela and son Uday did the honours of unveiling the statue, which will now stand alongside other bronze effigies of legendary artistes like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor.

Among all those who attended the unveiling, actress Rani Mukherjee was particularly choked with emotion.

"I would like to thank UTV for this. It's a great moment for all the people who loved Yash uncle and the people who are associated with the family. We will all miss him," said a teary-eyed Rani. 

Vaibhavi Merchant, Prem Chopra, Rani Mukherjee and Uday Chopra stand next to Yash Chopra's Statue
Vaibhavi Merchant, Prem Chopra, Rani Mukherjee and Uday Chopra stand next to Yash Chopra's Statue

The statue with is trademark cap and camera was installed nearly four months after Yash Chopra's death on 21 October, 2012.

Pamela, a yesteryear playback singer who had contributed her voice to many of her husband's movies, said "I want to thank UTV for this initiative because people forget... We all tend to do so. But with this statue, we will not forget him. I really like the statute, especially with this favorite cap and his camera."

Speaking at the event, Uday Chopra claimed that his father will always be remembered. "I have seen him live, so it's a different feeling. And as rightly said, now his admirers can touch him and feel him," he added.

Other celebrities from the Bollywood fraternity to join the event were Shatrughan Sinha, his wife Poonam, actress Poonam Dhillon, Parineeti Chopra ,Prem Chopra and Choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant and others.