Bollywood filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s elder brother, producer Vir Chopra passed away on Monday due to COVID-19 complications.
Mourning the demise, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s wife and film critic Anupama Chopra, on Thursday, shared a throwback picture of the duo and penned an emotional note.
She wrote: "Vinod always said that Vir was his better version - nice to a fault (no ma-behen gaalis), highly educated (PhD from London School of Economics) and measured instead of volatile. They looked so alike that when VC and I first got married, people would congratulate Vir. Forever now, his memory remains our blessing. Photo taken at the premier of 3 Idiots"
Chopra was reportedly undergoing treatment at Mumbai's H. N. Reliance hospital after contracting coronavirus during his trip to Maldives.
He was in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for almost 21 days but succumbed to the virus due to health complications. Vir breathed his last in the hospital, on July 5, and was cremated on Tuesday, reported Etimes.
Vir Chopra is survived by his son Abhay and wife Namita Nayak Chopra.
Vir Chopra has worked with his brother in blockbusters like 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.', 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' and '3 Idiots'.
Chopra was the creative producer of films including 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari', 'Eklavya: The Royal Guard', 'Parineeta' and more.
He also worked as a script consultant in most of his brother's projects.