How Pamela Chopra, wife of Yash Chopra contributed to Indian cinema and his legacy

Pamela Chopra breathed her last on April 20, 2023. Wife of late filmmaker Yash Chopra, she has equally contributed to his legacy in ways we didn’t know

Pam Chopra was last seen in the Netflix’s The Romantics. Several revelations by Mrs Chopra and celebrities highlighted her contribution to Yash Chopra’s legacy.

Mrs Chopra recalled when her husband had sleepless nights before release of his film Daag. She always believed in him even he wasn’t sure.

Pam Chopra always believed in Yash Ji

Anupam Kher recalled Mrs Chopra always supported her husband. He said, “The kind of importance Yash Ji had on the set, Pam Chopra had off the set.”

Pam Chopra's support for Yash Ji

Uday Chopra revealed Yash Ji reached out to his wife to understand the female perspective, made notes from their chats, adding them to his female roles.

Mrs Chopra influenced female perspective

Pamela Chopra wrote the story Kabhi Kabhie starring Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor.

Poonam Dhillon said, “I think that the credit for getting Punjabi music into the films was partly Pam Chopra Ji’s.”

Punjabi music; Mrs Chopra’s gift to Hindi cinema

Kajol said, “She was the one who made sure that everybody knew everybody and everybody kept in touch with everybody.”

Pamela Chopra kept everyone together

Amitabh Bachchan said, “Pam was somewhere in the background, but all her thoughts, and her thinking, were always in the foreground.”

Pamela Chopra, Yash Chopra’s “Better Half”

Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra had an arranged marriage in 1970. They are survived by their sons, Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra.

Power couple Yash Chopra & Pamela Chopra