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Yash Chopra awarded honorary doctorate by University of London

By NewsDesk • Published on July 27, 2010

Film director Yash Chopra was awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London on Friday. This honour was conferred upon him for having made an outstanding contribution to the field of cinema in his six decades of work in the Hindi film industry.

The citation mentioned that his films use a melodramatic form to show emotions at their deepest and rawest and that the dialogues and the song lyrics of Yash Chopra s films are remembered and recited almost as mantras. They describe things that are hard to say, using language, imagery and music in a perfect balance. It was also pointed out that Yash Chopra continues to innovate with every film he makes and remains young at heart, always interested in how people think, feel and behave.

Mr. Chopra in his response said, “I am humbled by this honour and would like to thank SOAS for this recognition. My film making has always been from the heart and I would like to pass on this same message to students all over the world .

School of Oriental and African Studies was one of the first universities to offer a course in mainstream Indian cinema in 1992.Yash Chopra has previously been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by The Leeds Metropolitan University, UK in 2007, The Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, in 2008 and The Guru Nanak University, Amritsar, India, in 2004, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

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