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Did you know that Yash Chopra started his career by assisting his brother Baldev Raj Chopra (better known as B.R. Chopra) and he made his directorial debut with Dhool ka Phool in 1959.

Yash Chopra’s older B.R. Chopra was was an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies and television serials. Best known for making Hindi films like Naya Daur (1957), Sadhna (1958), Kanoon (1961), Gumrah (1963) and Humrāz (1967) and the TV Series, Mahabharat in the late 1980s.

Dhool Ka Phool -Steeped in Nehruvian secularism, the story revolves around a Muslim bringing up an `illegitimate’ Hindu child and featured classic song, Tu Hindu banega na

dhool-ka-phool

dhool-ka-phool

Musalman banega, insaan ki aulaad hai, insaan banega on Manmohan Krishna, who also won the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Abdul Rasheed. Besides that Mala Sinha received a nomination for Best Actress and Mukhram Sharma for Best Story.

B.R.Chopra

B.R.Chopra

Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra

* Urduwallahs pay a tribute to Master Filmmaker Yash Chopra through the month of November.

 

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