By Hindustan Times
More than being a legend and the best filmmaker India has ever produced, I am privileged and honoured to say that Yash uncle is like a father figure to me. I love him tremendously. It feels great to have grown up around him. He always told me, ‘Never say you don’t have a father because you always have me.’ It makes me feel extremely comfortable when I hear that from him. I don’t think there is any filmmaker in the world active in his 50th year of film direction. Yash uncle is a living example of why people should never let go of their spirit and commitment towards cinema.
For me, he is not just the king of romance; he is the king of versatility. How else would you explain a thriller like Ittefaq (1969), an intense drama like Deewar (1975), besides Lamhe (1991), which grappled with social