Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, who has given several golden hits to Indian cinema including Waqt, Deewar, Silsila, Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Veer Zaara, will end his directorial innings with the upcoming Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Chopra, who wielded the megaphone after a gap of eight years for this romantic saga, now wants to spend time with his wife Pamela and help budding directors. "This (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) will be my last film as a director. There are some calculations that you do with your heart and now I have decided that I won't direct a film after this. I think the time has come for me to take a backseat," Chopra said in a conversation with Shahrukh about his journey in filmdom, at the Yash Raj Studios on his 80th birthday.
"I will do other things like helping the younger generation in filmmaking, sharing my experience. I will do all those things that I couldn't do earlier. My wife has been complaining I don't give her time, I want to make my wife happy... enjoy life," the Bollywood legend, who has weaved magical love stories on the silver screen, said.
SRK, who is very close to Yash Chopra said, "It is a happy-sad moment. I am touched and happy to have worked with him in so many films. You (Chopra) have made a decision and we can't question it... we can't change his mind." "It's a moment of history. The first time I saw a film in a theatre in Vivek Cinema was Joshila, when I was nine. I didn't know it was a Yash Chopra film then. Since then I have been associated with him in some or the other way," Khan said. Jab Tak Hai Jaan produced by Yash Raj Films releases this Diwali on November 13.