Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was on Sunday conferred with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award by the yesteryear actress Rekha.
Yash Chopra Memorial Award commemorates legends excelling in the field of music and cinema. The previous recipients of this award were Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.
Was happy for this last night. Thank u all pic.twitter.com/XVWKtnSRWO
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 26, 2017
While interacting with media during the event SRK said,” Yash ji was unique in his own way; a very earnest, honest and straightforward person. His simplicity makes him special.”
Late Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra, Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Prada, Padmini Kolhapure, Simi Grewal and many more were present in the event.
Shah Rukh Khan has featured in some of the biggest blockbuster hits that were directed by Yash Chopra — ‘Darr’, ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, ‘Veer-Zaara’,’Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.
Shah Rukh’s banner Red Chillies Entertainment is currently co-producing the remake of Yash Chopra’s murder mystery ‘Ittefaq’, which released in 1969.
SRK, also a producer, said he wanted to do the film but couldn’t due to “date problem”. “The team … involved with the film are fantastic,” he said.
‘Ittefaq’, which will feature Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra, is being directed by Abhay Chopra.