Ravi Chopra (born 27 September 1946) is an Indian movie producer and director. He is the son of legendary producer & director B.R.Chopra and nephew of producer & director Yash Chopra. Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra are his cousins. He is known for directing the epic Indian television series Mahabharat.
Ravi has directed the following films:
Since 2006, the only movie Ravi produced after his father's death was Bhoothnath which was released in 2008. Ravi Chopra was served with a legal notice in 2009 by 20th Century Fox, which charged that his upcoming movie Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai blatantly plagiarized the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny. Chopra and the production company, Mumbai-based BR Films, denied the charges in court in May 2009; the movie's release was to be delayed until June 2009 by order of the Bombay High Court. Fox sought damages of $1.4 million; this was the first time a Bollywood filmmaker was taken to court by a Hollywood company over the remaking of a film. Fox had given Chopra permission "to make a film loosely based on the Oscar winning movie" but concluded the final product was a "substantial reproduction" of the original. He is in a financial crisis now and a 32 crore loan is due on his father's production firm, BR Films.
Ravi directed the highly successful television serial Mahabharat, which aired during 1988-1990, and the television mini-series, Ramayan, which was aired in 2002. He also directed mythological shows like Vishnu Puran and Ma Shakti. He expected to come back to television with another mythological series, Vasudev Krishna in 2014-15.
Ravi is the son of producer-director B.R.Chopra and nephew of Yash Chopra. On 23 October 2012, he was diagnosed with a severe lung ailment and was discharged from Breach Candy hospital after a week. "He was discharged from hospital on October 26," hospital sources said, without divulging details about his health. He has come in for Lung Cancer and is getting his treatment at CMC Vellore. 
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