Well-known filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s brother, Vir Chopra succumbed to death due to COVID-19 infection. Vidhu’s wife, film critic Anupama Chopra took to Instagram to share a note about Vir and informed about the sudden and early demise of the producer.

About Vir’s death and Anupama’s post about it

As per a release report by a press media source, Vir died of COVID-19 complications. Anupama shared a picture of the two brothers from the premiere of Vidhu’s movie, 3 Idiots and jotted down an emotional note where she expressed how Vir was as a person and how much she respected him.

She wrote in the caption that, “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 take at the premier of 3 Idiots.”

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Celebs and fans mourns for the loss

The couple’s friends and fans shared their condolences. Anita Shroff Adajania wrote, “So sorry for your loss.” Casting director Shanoo Sharma shared folded hands emoji. On the hand, a fan commented under the post that-

“Sorry to hear about this. I’ve been reading VVC’s book Unscripted, and he talks so fondly about Vir. Also remember the episode from Zee’s Jeena Issi ka naam Hai.”

Another fan wrote-

“I know you might not read dm of your followers but on a personal note Mr. Vir Chopra was my grandfather’s childhood friend and hearing about his loss he was devastated So I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family.”

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Who exactly was Vir Chopra?

Vir was the husband of sound designer Namita Nayak Chopra and father of actor Abhay Chopra aka Vicky Chopra. And he was of course a great and lovable brother to filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The filmmaker-producer duo was well-known for their critic-centred and good-quality movies.

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Brief about Vir’s production career

Vidhu Vinod Chopra was the man who produced movies such as 3 Idiots, Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and others which did really well on the box-office. Last year, his film Shikara, had released on Amazon Prime. It spoke about the displacement on Kashmiri Pandits in 1990s.

Vir also worked as the creative producer for the films like ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’, ‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Mission Kashmir’ and ‘Kareeb’.