Yash Chopra was no ordinary director, defining popular Bollywood cinema continually and giving it some of its most memorable moments. Few directors have managed to define popular cinema as much as Chopra, who gave India some of its most popular heroes, heroines, dialogues and songs.
There are few alive presently who can claim to have grown up untouched by his films and it was evident on Twitter by the instant outpouring of shock and grief over the passing of the veteran film director.Needless to say it was his own industry that was the most grief stricken by his passing, with actors, directors, singers and almost everyone related to the industry tweeting their condolences.
Heartbreakingnews Yash Chopra passes away!
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
Just as I was getting over the grief of my daughter, my brother Yash Chopra Bhaisaab has left me. Sad year.
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
T 906 - Yash Chopra passes away .. Just now a hour ago ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
I'm in shock and numb, can't believe the news, the man who immortalised love, Mr. Yash Chopra is no more. May his soul… say.ly/dDP4q1h
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
We lost the iconic,inspiring n always smiling Yash Chopra today.Saddened and shocked by this news.He will be missed forever.RIP Yash Uncle.
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
OMG Yash Chopra is no more, insaniyat ki Misaal, aur neki ki Mashaal Bujh gayee, may his soul rest in supreme forces Lap, Prayers
— Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
Prime Minister Manhmohan Singh was among those from the world of politics whose office tweeted his condolences over the director's death, a sentiment that was echoed by his vociferous rival Narenda Modi.
Prime Minister pays tribute to film-maker Yash Chopra-"An icon of Indian Cinema, he entertained many generations with his rare creativity."
— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
Yash Chopra ji made a mark as an excellent film maker. Indian film industry & movie lovers will truly miss him. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
And even sportspersons took to Twitter to express their shock over his demise.
Sad to hear about mr yash chopra! May his soul rest in peace
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) अक्टूबर 21, 2012
Shocked to hear mr Yash chopra is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
— Virat Kohli(@imVkohli) अक्टूबर 21, 2012