Shah Rukh Khan’s special party for birthday ‘boy’ Yash Chopra

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2012, 11:23 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Yash Chopra has played a pivotal role in shaping Shah Rukh Khan’s career. The King of romance got his superstar status after starring in some successful films of the Yash Raj banner.

The duo weaves magic on silver screen every time they collaborate. And on Yash Chopra’s 80th birthday today, SRK has decided to pay special tribute to the filmmaker.

Speaking to DNA a source said, “Much has been written about Yash Chopra’s 80th birthday celebrations — from a grand party where all his heroines will come together for the event, to him going for a holiday with wife Pamela to London. But the truth is something else altogether. It’s a known fact that Shah Rukh holds Yashji in very high regards and has known him for many years. And so, he has planned a special evening for him on his birthday.”

King Khan has asked Yash Chopra to spend two hours with him on his birthday. “Yes, he asked two hours from Yashji,” confirms a source.

“SRK is planning an event of sorts for Yashji, where people will get to see him and interact with Yashji. The actor will make the filmmaker recount his journey —on the screen and out of it. He also has plans to get the filmmaker to cut a cake. Shah Rukh, who’s involved in the complete planning of the mini event for Yashji’s birthday, is very excited about doing something for his mentor,” added the source.

The super-hit duo has given blockbusters like ‘Darr’, ‘Veer Zaara’ earlier. SRK has also worked with Yash Chopra’s son Aditya Chopra in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ and ‘Mohabbatien’ which somewhat sealed SRK’s superstar status.