Yash Chopra may not be anymore but he is still alive in the hearts of many Bollywood celebrities. He was not only close to his own family but also to many Bollywood celebrities.
Actress Aishwarya Rai says, “Yashji is very special to me because he is one of the reasons that I am in the film industry. He is the one who kept talking to me for two years before I joined the industry, to convince me. He used to always tease me, he used to say become an architect, design my sets and then you will definitely come in front of the camera, I'll see to it. So he is just such a special person even to me”
Aishwarya Rai has worked with Yash Raj Films while doing "Mohabbatein" and "Dhoom 2". Aishwarya shared a very personal relationship with the filmmaker, she says, "Today, of course, I am married to Abhishek (Bachchan) and part of the family and he (Yashji) used to say that 'Ab toh tum bahu ban gayi ho' (Now you are like my daughter-in-law), so that is how personal it was. He has a very special place in my heart and my life."
Apart from doing films like "Mohabbatein" and "Dhoom 2" Aishwarya also featured in the hit item number "Kajra re" from the YRF film "Bunty Aur Babli".
So, in a way Yashji gave us Aishwarya Rai!