Pamela Chopra Speaks on Rani Mukherjee, Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Yash Chopra
This was an interview some time back that was abotu Pamela Chopra, the wife of the late Yash Chopra and mother of Uday and Aditya Chopra, who married Rani Mukherjee.Pam Chopra, as she is known, talks openly about a lot of things including what she feels on the movies that her son Aditya now produces at Yash Raj films. Aditya took over Yash Raj as the CEO after his dad Yash Chopra passed away.Check out what Pam Chopra has to say.
Pamela Chopra on the new Yash Raj Films
I don’t like the new films from Yash Raj. I ask my son, ‘Is this from Yash Raj?’
Pamela Chopra on the new Yash Raj Films’ Titles
Lafangey Parindey (laughs). Kill Dil, the latest one. These are not Yash Raj Film titles at all.
Pamela Chopra on whether she watches movies today
I watch every single movie. I really like some, and some I don’t.
Pamela Chopra on the late Yash Chopra
Yash was a different kind of person. His PR was superb. If he liked someone, he would like him for life and would do anything for that person. If he disliked someone, he would never talk to that person. He had very strong likes and dislikes.
Pamela Chopra on Rani Mukherjee
I can tell you that she is the perfect wife for Adi. Adi is a different person these days. He is so happy, always smiling. She has changed him for the better. And if he is happy, why should I not be happy?
Pamela Chopra on Aditya Chopra’s Invisibility
Aditya is media shy. I used to always tell Adi, ‘Beta, God forbid, once we are gone, how will you manage? We have so many friends and have such good relationships. He would say, ‘Mom, aaj kal kya hain, paise do, sab kuch mil jata hain (These days, you get everything with money).’
Pamela Chopra on Aditya and Uday Chopra
Adi has done really well, but Uday hasn’t been that successful. That would upset me because it would upset Uday. Now that he is on his own, he is very happy and he is learning the ropes. He needed to get out of the shadow of his father and brother.
Pamela Chopra on Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
When I saw the first print of the movie, I told my husband, this son will go beyond you. I was sure of the film. The wonderful thing is I saw the film again, now, and it looked so fresh, except for the fact that Shah Rukh looks like a baby and so does Kajol.
Pamela Chopra on Aditya Chopra getting married to Rani Mukherjee
Adi is a different person these days. He is so happy, always smiling. When he was younger, he would sing walking up the stairs; he has started doing that again. And he danced at his wedding! Rani is the perfect wife for him.
Pamela Chopra on the late Yash Chopra’s relationship with his sons, Aditya and Uday
They were buddies. I used to say that the youngest child in my house is Yash. They use to do all kinds of things together. Get wet in the rains, jhappi paakey (hug and cuddle), roll on the bed and all that. They were wonderful together.