News|October 26, 2010 10:29 pm

Yash Chopra Receives Swiss Award

Few days back Fillum reported that Deepika has been asked to facilitate veteran filmmaker, Yash Chopra with ‘Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2010’ and finally the day came yesterday when the legendry filmmaker received the honor for his contribution in promoting Switzerland through his cinema.

Yash Chopra, who shot his many romantic movies in Switzerland, said while receiving the honor,

“Switzerland has always been my first choice of destination for shooting outside India. Be it for its picture perfect snow capped mountains or lush green fields, it is truly a heaven on earth that has made every angle, every shot, and every frame of my movies breathtaking with the scenes vividly etched in people’s mind.”

Swiss Ambassador H E Philipe Welti opened the event with the song ‘Aage bhi Jaane naa tu’ from Chopra’s 1965 film ‘Waqt’. The ambassador said,

“His association with Switzerland dates back to 1965 when he was present at the very same lawns while shooting for his golden jubilee hit ‘Waqt’. For many Indians, a Yash Chopra movie has been their window to a scenic dreamland… a window to Switzerland.”

Deepika Padukone who presented the award said,

“It is pleasure to honour you. Thanks for giving me this opportunity.”