Bollywood filmmaker, Yash Chopra will be honoured at this year's Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF).

Yash Chopra To Be Honoured At PIFF
Last Updated: 2009-09-05T17:03:45+05:30
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Yash Chopra To Be Honoured At PIFF
Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra
Ace filmmaker, Yash Chopra who has made highly successful movies like, ‘Waqt’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Darr,’ ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, and ‘Veer-Zaara’ will be honoured at this year's Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF).
At this year's 2009, PIFF, the director has been named as the ‘Asian filmmaker of the year’. The event is scheduled to take place in South Korea next month.
In honour of Yash Chopra receiving the award his films will be showcased in a retrospective section at the fest. The films to be screened include, Lamhe, Dhoom 2, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and the newest Yash Raj release New York.
According to a press release, "Since the 8th PIFF in 2003, this award has been presented to Asian filmmakers with outstanding activities in improving and developing the Asian film industry and culture”.
The press release added, "The 14th PIFF pays its respects to Chopra's brilliant achievements and challenging spirit by presenting him the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award. As the most influential producer and director in India over decades, Chopra has made remarkable contributions to establish Bollywood cinema on the global stage. He is also a founder of Yash Raj Films, India's largest and leading film production company (established in 1970) that has been a hotbed of developing new talent. His tireless five-decade long devotion has made considerable contributions to enhance the global status of Indian films as well as Asian cinema”.

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