Bollywood biggies gather for Chopra’s ‘chautha’

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Mumbai: Several Bollywood celebrities on Thursday turned up at iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra's 'chautha' ceremony at his studio in suburban Andheri to pay homage to the departed soul.

The ceremony was held at Yash Raj Films studio between 6pm and 7pm. The 80-year-old veteran director died on October 21 following multiple organ failure resulting from dengue.

Apart from family, comprising wife Pamela and sons Aditya and Uday, a host of Bollywood bigwigs including Shah Rukh Khan, wife Gauri, Amitabh Bachchan with daughter Shweta Nanda, Shashi Kapoor, Karan Johar, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Sridevi with husband Boney Kapoor, Jitendra and Anupam Kher were present.

Actress Parineeti Chopra, director Farah Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Soha Ali Khan, Javed Akhtar, Subhash Ghai and Abbas Mastaan also attended.

The chautha was held at same place where Chopra's body was kept on October 22 before the last rites were performed. A huge black and white photo of the filmmaker was placed on stage three and bhajans were played in the background.

Shah Rukh, Amitabh, Anupam and other actors spoke about their association with Chopra and shared their fond memories.

During his last days, Chopra was wrapping up his last directorial venture 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' starring Shah Rukh, Katrina and Anushka in the lead. The romantic saga will release on November 13.

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