Filmmaker Yash Chopra is one of the most celebrated personalities in the Hindi cinema. The man is remembered not only for his work but also for his relationships with the actors. He has been a very important part of Amitabh Bachchan’s glorious innings at the movies. So no surprise there, when Big B got nostalgic about working on his 1979 hit, Kala Patthar, he not only had stories about shooting in the coal mines and how they were recreated in Film City in Mumbai.
In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan remembered the time he shot for ‘Kaala Pathar’ with the ace filmmaker and wrote, “Working with Yash Ji was always a picnic… Informal, relaxed and filled with humor and eating delicious food. He encouraged the families of artists to accompany them at the shoot destination… Whether it was Pune or Kashmir or Amsterdam or Delhi, it was always the same.”
The actor further added, “Antakshari was the favorite, along with dumb charades… Haha… What wonderful moments we shared.”
“After pack up, we would all migrate to the Dal Lake, where several ‘dongas’ – boat platforms – would be tied together to make one floating large boat and all of us would spend the evening, moving about in the lake, eating, singing… Music by local folk musicians, until the late hours. Now all forgotten… And in memories… Sad. Time waits for no one… And neither must we,” reminisced the actor as he ended his blog on an emotional note.