Bollywood today mourned the death of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, hailing him as one of the giants of Indian cinema and a poet of "evergreen love."
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who acted in Chopra's Mashaal (1984), tweeted, "Shattering, hard to accept. Yash was more than a friend, a brother. I am numb and have no words to express my grief."
Singer Lata Mangeshkar remembered him as a brother with jovial personality and good heart.
"Yash Chopra was like a brother to me. His filmmaking had a unique style and musically they used to be a hit. His music never used to fade. He had a jovial personality and a good person at heart. I spoke last on his birthday and after that he fell ill. I thought he will be alright," Lata said.
"Just got the news that Yashji passed on. He was one of the giants of cinema. My deepest condolences to his family. We will all miss him," posted actress Madhuri Dixit.
"Yash Uncle we will miss you. May god give peace to your soul. RIP," tweeted Preity Zinta, who worked with Chopra in Veer-Zara.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said, "Post independence, Yash Chopra's contribution to Indian cinema has been immmense. In his last project Jab Tak Hai Jaan he gave his everything. He was a very active man."
Shabana Azmi said, "Yashji! How could you just go? On your 80th birthday we wished for you to make 80 more films... it's heartbreaking.
"My heart goes out for his sons Adi (Aditya) and Uday. Anything that we say is so trite and inconsequential to the body of work he has done," she added.
"I'm in shock and numb, can't believe the news, the man who immortalised love, Mr Yash Chopra is no more. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family," tweeted actor Akshay Kumar.
"Yash Chopra passes away... Just now an hour ago," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan.
"The legendary romantic, the poet of evergreen love, the magician who created the greatest love stories... RIP Yash uncle... you will be missed!," tweeted Vivek Oberoi. MORE)