akela Chopra , whose voice was synonymous with the folk – flavoured wedding and festive songs of Yash Raj Films , and who creatively contributed to the making of superhits such as ‘ Kabir Kathie ‘ ( 1976 ) and ‘ Dill To Plagal Hai ‘ ( 1997 ) , passed away in Mumbai on Thursday.
She was 74. ” She was … intel gent , educated , warm and wit ty . Those who like me have worked closely with Yash ( Chopra ) ji know about her contribution in his scripts and music . She was an except tonal person , ” tweeted writ err – lyricist Jived Akhtar .
Pamela and Yash were married in 1970. Till then , Yash had directed five films , most notably ‘ Want ‘ ( 1965 ) , for his elder brother producer – di rector , BR Chopra’s banner , BR Films . The same year he founded his own banner , Yash Raj Films , and forged his own path producing and directing a clutch of box – office winners such as ‘ Drag ‘ ( 1973 ) ‘ Kabir Cab and hoe ‘ ( 1976 ) .
In the 2023 series , ” The Roman tics ‘ , which maps the film maker’s life and legacy , sever al actors acknowledged Pamela’s positive role in what hap penned before and behind the camera . ” Pam – ji had a big con attribution to Yashi’s success , especially in the early years when he started off on his own , ” said actor Poonam Dhal loon .
Dhillon was introduced in Trisula ‘ ( 1979 ) and ‘ Noori ‘ ( 1979 ) , both Yash Raj produce tions.Pamela penned the story of ‘ Kabir Kathie ‘ and was credited with the story idea of Dill To Plagal Hai , ‘ which she also co – scripted . ) From all ac counts , she had a strong sense of music . ” Music is my passion . Yash knew that and invited me to attend the music sittings . And slowly I became part of that group , ” Pamela said in The Romantics .