I first met Uday Chopra in the movie Mujhse Dosti Karoge! and instantly felt I had seen him before. Here's why:
Separated at birth?
Uday Chopra and Jimmy Fallon
When you watch Uday perform, it is with the same spunk, fun and joy that Jimmy Fallon puts into his performances. And they are nearly the same age: Uday was born on January 5, 1973 in Mumbai, the center of Bollywood, while Jimmy was born September 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, just a taxi ride to NBC headquarters at Rockefeller Center.
As the son of the late great Bollywood director Yash Chopra, Uday had the opportunity to work in his father's production house as an assistant director and a producer. But he also stepped in front of the camera to act, winning a Filmfare nomination for his performance in Mohabbatein. He also participated in the highly successful action movie franchise Dhoom.
However, in June 2011, the Times of India reported that:
After the failure of his comeback film Pyaar Impossible, Uday Chopra seems to have given up on his acting career. With no films left in his kitty, the actor is finally planning to quit films.
Speaking about his plan, Uday informed that his home production Dhoom 3 will be his last film. "Dhoom 3 is my swan song. It will be my last film. No I'm not giving up acting it's quite the opposite, acting is giving up on me," said the actor, who is out of India these days.
Uday moved to California to focus on film-making at UCLA. In May 2012, the school reported that he was giving up acting for producing and would produce the feature film Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman. The film is scheduled to be released in December 2013.
Enjoy watching Uday's spirited performance of "Dilbara" (Sweetheart) with Esha Deol from Dhoom (playback singers Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Sowmya Raoh).