Bollywood Giant Yash Chopra Named Top Asian Filmmaker
Thursday, 03 September 2009

Influential Bollywood director and producer Yash Chopra will be honoured as filmmaker of the year at one of Asia's biggest film events, South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.

Chopra will receive the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award, considered one of the top cinema honours in Asia, during the festival that runs from October 8 to 16 in the South Korean southern port city.

"As the most influential producer and director in India over decades, Chopra has made remarkable contributions to establish Bollywood cinema on the global stage," the organisers said in a statement.

The festival will screen several films he directed or produced, including the 1991 movie "Lamhe", also known as "Moments."

Chopra is the founder of Yash Raj Films, described by festival organisers as India's largest film production company.

Previous winners of the award have included Hong Kong actor and producer Andy Lau and the late Taiwanese director Edward Yang.


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