BR Chopra dead

MUMBAI: Veteran Indian filmmaker BR Chopra, whose Bollywood career spanned five decades, died at home on November 5. The winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was 94.

One of his evergreen classics, 1957’s Naya Daur, focused on life in a sleepy village five decades ago, resisting replacement of a bullock-cart by a bus as a means of public transport.

Chopra’s movies were peppered with regular Bollywood plots of mistaken identity or families driven apart by natural disasters. Chopra is survived by one son Ravi and two daughters Shashi and Neena.