It’s now official! The 4th National Yash Chopra Memorial Award for ShahRukh Khan is creating ripples across the entire Bollywood fraternity. Well, the star actor has always been the first choice for long.
Even before the announcement of the winner, all eyes were on the name of SRK. And now, after the announcement has been made, it seems to be the smartest choice the jury has made. Well, you might also want to know the names of the panel (jury) who announced the name of SRK. Well, it comprises Yash Chopra’s wife- Pamela, Padmini Kohlapuri, Boney Kapoor (filmmaker), Simi Garewal, Subbarami Reddy. They made the announcement on Monday.
After Yash Chopra Memorial Award for ShahRukh Khan announced, one of the jury members (Pamela) the purpose of distributing the award is to recognize those stars who already ruling the biz world and are the icons of the entire entertainment industry. In fact, there is a plethora of famous Bollywood celebrities who has been nominated for the prestigious award. If we look into the past, a few names come forward who had been given the award for contributing immensely to the benefit of the industry.
The award for ShahRukh Khan was a no surprise
For example, Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar have already been nominated to the award. In the same ways, it was Rekha who received the award last year. And this time, the award for ShahRukh Khan. The other probable reason why they picked the name of SRK is because Yash was too close to the superstar and were also a great admirer of each other. This is what told by Pamela to the reporters.
If we look into the past, Yash Chopra has been an indisputable person in the life of ShahRukh Khan. He’s been such a person who always performed at his best. The entire journey of SRK that transformed from an anti-hero to the king of romance was contributed by none other than Yash Chopra himself.
In addition to this, both Yash and SRK came close to each others, both at the professional and personal front. Yash made his contributions in making some blockbusters like Darr, DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), Veer Zara, Dil Toh Pagal Hai. All the films proved mega hits at the box office. So, the reasons are enough for a Yash Chopra Memorial Award for ShahRukh Khan.
The ceremony of 4th National Yash Chopra Memorial Award for ShahRukh Khan will happen on Feb 25, 2017. Read full coverage on Indian Express