According to a website Shahrukh Khan said, "I have lost a father figure. When we were shooting in Kashmir Yashji told me that this is his last film, that time I couldn't understand what he means by that but today I have understood it all."
Shahrukh Khan further added, "Yashji had a different quality in him. Whenever he called up he use to introduce himself and say 'Hello Yash Bol raha hoon'. Then he would ask me, 'where are you?' as soon as I gave the answer he just use to hang up the phone without listening what I had to tell him."
Shahrukh Khan said in the end, "I'm happy that he had a painless death in his sleep. I'm sure Allah miya wanted some entertainment and he took Yashji from us. I'm happy now the people back in heaven will get to see some good cinema and shiffon saris."