Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Raakhee Gulzar, who did popular films like 'Daag', 'Kabhi Kabhie' and 'Trishul' with Yash Chopra, says he had a lyrical approach towards filmmaking. "Yash wasn't too heavily into technical aspects of filmmaking. He went by the heart. His approach to filmmaking was lyrical. There was no vulgarity about his presentation. And he was fascinated with femininity He had a certain image and vision of the ideal woman. You won't find his heroines behaving, dressing or talking loudly. There was a great dignity in his women. I really enjoyed the variety of roles," said Raakhee.
"Yash was a thinker on the sets. He never raised his voice. I remember he used to put his hand in his coat and he'd stare towards the sky. What did he think about? I wonder! He had a great team to execute his vision," she added.
Raakhee's movie association with Yash Chopra started in 1972 with the film 'Joshila' and she later went on to do films like hugely popular 'Daag', 'Trishul', 'Kabhi Kabhie' and 'Kaala Patthar'.
"The first time I worked with Yash was in 'Joshila' in 1972 where I played the female lead with Dev Anand. Even before 'Joshila', Yash came to me with 'Ittefaq'. I couldn't do that film because I was committed to do 'Jeevan Mrityu' with director Satyen Bose," she said....more
06:25 PM, Oct 27, 2012