It was a big day for Uday Chopra as he proudly showcased his brand new venture, Yomics with buddy, Abhishek Bachchan by his side. YOMICS was launched yesterday at YRF Studios. Uday Chopra’s dream finally came true.
While introducing YOMICS and his vision, Uday spoke about his passion project:
“Comics, or how we more aptly call them today, “Graphic Art”, started almost 35,000 years ago. No, I am not making this up. At that time in the area what is now Chauvet, France, the people did not know, that what they were creating was the first comic, but that’s what it pretty much was. I am referring to the prehistoric cave paintings which are the oldest instances of man’s fascination with this art.
Uday Chopra hosted the launch event and introduced his vision for getting in to the comic space. Chopra highlighted the tagline of Yomics that is ‘Not Just for Kids.’ His efforts to revive the Indian comic industry were visible as he spoke about his childhood passion for comics. Abhishek Bachchan was in the best of his wits while supporting his dear friend and also keeping the audiences entertained with his nerve wracking humor.
Yomics has kick started with 4 major comic series including Dhoom, Hum Tum, Ek Tha Tiger and a brand new character Daya Prochu, which incidentally is an anagram of Uday Chopra himself! In fact, his passion for comics has also driven him to write the scripts of two of the comic series including Dhoom and Daya Prochu. The comics have been launched in English and Hindi and will be translated into regional languages as well.
Salman Khan and Rani Mukherjee also wished Uday Chopra all the success for his brand new venture by leaving a message on an audio visual screened at the event. Here’s a fresh beginning to the revival of the Indian comic Industry! Be sure to pick up one of Uday Chopra’s comics soon!
“So whether you are 10 or 80 there is no age that the fun needs to stop, there is no age to stop believing in the fantastic and the unimaginable, there is no age that should limit enjoyment of art of any kind.
“So for the sake of a 35,000 year old art, take this journey with me and help me bring the joy of comics back to you.” – Keep it locked on UrbanAsian for all Komics!!! Who was your favorite Comic growing up?