Bollywood legend B R Chopra celebrated his 93rd birthday with Subhash Ghai ...

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By IndiaFM News Bureau

The students of Whistling Woods International were in for a lovely

surprise when they were told that Film Industry legend, B R Chopra would

be interacting with them about his experiences in the entertainment business

on his 93rd birthday. Mr. Chopra was joined at the institute by his son,

renowned filmmaker Mr. Ravi Chopra and other members of his family. He

planted a tree at Whistling Woods to symbolize the knowledge and

wisdom he was about to impart to the students.

The students were shown scenes from a number of his films which

included clips from his songless thriller ‘Kanoon’, his ground breaking

court-drama ‘Insaf Ka Tarazu’, the black and white classic ‘Naya Daur’

and his mega-serial ‘Mahabharat’. The other films directed by him include

‘Nikaah’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’, ‘Humraaz’ and ‘Gumraah’. For his

achievement in film, Mr. Chopra was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke

Award in 1998. The WWI students presented him with a book on Buddha

and a shawl and in return Mr. Chopra presented them a signed copy of a

series of books on The Mahabharat.

Commenting on his visit to Whistling Woods International, Subhash

Ghai, Chairman, Mukta Arts Limited, said, “B.R. Chopra is one of the

those legends who has gone beyond a veteran film maker and a great story

teller in Hindi Cinema when he serialized the retelling of the Indian epic

‘Mahabharat’ to millions of Indians who knew about the epic but not in the

detail that influences lives. His Mahabharat influenced people of India in all

walks of life…he revolutionized Indian TV with a new look and new

content. He has always been my source of inspiration in the art of story

telling through his variety of themes and issues on screen since my school

days and it’s a great honour for all of us at Whistling Woods to honour

him on his 93rd birthday”.