Yash Chopra didn`t compromise on ethics: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai: Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar, who worked with Yash Chopra as a writer in blockbuster films like ‘Deewar’, ‘Trishul’ and ‘Kaala Pathar’, says the filmmaker never compromised on his ethics.

"The dialogues in his movies itself had literary values. One thing was highly appreciable about him was that in the 1980s, which was called the dark era of cinema...he took the challenge without compromising on his ethics," Akhtar said on Times Now channel.

Javed Akhtar`s wife and veteran actress Shabana Azmi also expressed grief over Chopra`s sudden demise.

"Yash Chopra will be remembered because he made cinema he believed in. There was never a single indecent word in his movie. He has had such a long innings," she said.

Chopra passed away Sunday evening at the Lilavati Hospital following multiple organ failure. He was suffering dengue the past few days. He was 80.