As a mark of gratitude, the Swiss Government, in May 2016, honoured the incredible work of Yash Chopra with a special bronze sculpture. Weighing 350 kilos, this sculpture captures him in his element. The statue is installed in the heart of Interlaken in Switzerland.
Yash Chopra, the legendary filmmaker lives on through his eponymous work in people’s hearts. His lens lovingly captured the breath taking locales of Switzerland for decades. In this image, the Swiss government is honouring him with a special statue, as a mark of gratitude and salutations.
A sculpture made of pure bronze, and weighing about 350 kilos presents Yash Chopra in an iconic pose of him directing a film. Chopra, who opened a legacy of South Asian tourists flocking to Switzerland, loved to spend time there. Natural beauty and warm hospitality mark the association that his banner Yash Raj Films shares with this country. This statue has been installed at the heart of Interlaken, inside the Kursaal area, near the Congress Centre. A prime, popular spot with tourists, the statue reminds many of the cinematic splendor that Yash Chopra had created for this picturesque nation.
While many ministers and senior bureaucrats from the Swiss government attended this inauguration, Pamela Chopra and Rani Mukerji were also present for the occasion. The event was organised by Interlaken Tourism and Jungfrau Railways.