Bern: The Swiss government has recently taken an initiative to honour the late Indian film maker Yash Chopra, with a special statue as a mark of gratitude.
The veteran filmmaker is known for capturing the breathtaking locations of Switzerland for decades.
A sculpture made of pure bronze, and weighing about 350 kilos, presents Chopra in an iconic pose of directing a film, read a statement on yashrajfilms.com.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) May 5, 2016
The statue was inaugurated on Wednesday in presence of many ministers and senior bureaucrats from the Swiss government as well as his wife Pamela Chopra and his daughter-in-law Rani Mukerji. The event was organised by Interlaken Tourism and Jungfrau Railways. The statue will be installed in the heart of Interlaken.
Chopra, who opened a legacy of South Asian tourists flocking to Switzerland, loved to spend time there.
This is not the first time the filmmaker has been honoured in this way. The government of Interlaken awarded him the honorary title of Ambassador of Interlaken in 2011, and Jungfrau Railways named a train after him. In addition, the five-star Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken named a suite after Yash Chopra, known for films like ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, ‘Silsila’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhie’.