Big B, Manoj Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar launch Prem Chopra’s biography

Big B, Manoj Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar launch Prem Chopra’s biography

Prem Chopra made his mark as a popular villain in the 60s and 70s.

Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Kumar, Akshay Kumar among others gathered to release veteran actor and famous villain Prem Chopra's biography 'Prem Naam Hai Mera' in Mumbai on April 12. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Prem Chopra, who made his mark as a popular villain in the 60s and 70s, said he was happy playing the baddie onscreen. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

He said, "I was honest and hard working actor. I am happy with the kind of work I have done. I have no regrets. I am happy being a villain." (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

The book was unveiled by 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar, who in his recent film 'Housefull 2' mimicked Prem Chopra's 'lusty' style! (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

The biography is written by Prem Chopra's daughter Rakita, who is married to award-winning film publicity designer Rahul Nanda.
The 230-page book chronicles the life and career of one of the most loved villains of the Indian film industry. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was in his trademark kurta-pyjama and shawl at the event, poses with the book. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Recalling his days with Prem Chopra, Big B said, "We have shared some wonderful moments together. I loved working with him. He is a very good actor." (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar, who was also present at the book launch, said, "It feels nice that a book on him is launched. But my personal belief is that his talent was not tapped properly." (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Prem Chopra poses for a pic with Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Prem Chopra's son-in-law and actor Sharman Joshi came with wife Prerana.

Randhir and Rishi Kapoor get chatty with Big B. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra was with his wife Anupama. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

At the launch of the book Akshay Kumar said, "I was not aware about his ( Prem Chopra's) age till the time I read the book. He looks fit even today," Akshay said. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Akshay looks dapper in crisp white shirt and formal black pants as flashes a wide smile to the photogs.
The actor also said, “ It feels nice that a daughter has written this book. I wish even my daughter writes a biography on me.” (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Am I Late? Anil Kapoor makes a swift entry at the event dressed in track pants and t-shirt with a head band. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Anil Kapoor poses with Big B and Prem Chopra for a pic. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Anil Kapoor is happy to meet filmmaker R Balki. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Party people: Directors Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Rajkumar Hirani, Rakesh Roshan and actor-producer Jeetendra were also spotted at the book launch. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Anupama Chopra's candid interview with Prem Chopra. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Father and daughter – Prem Chopra poses with Ratika. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Director Vipul Shah, actor-directors Randhir and Rishi Kapoor and producer Boney Kapoor were also at the book launch. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Vikas Bhalla came with his daughter Sanchi. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)