BOMBAY : ‘Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra’. The dialogue itself was enough to send shivers down the spine of a generation of filmgoers, and also give them their money’s worth. The veteran actor who turns 86 today, has acted in almost 380 films over six decades and enjoyed fan mania that was normally accorded to the top stars of the day. Those were simpler times too. Away from social media scrutiny and 360 degrees coverage, stars were magical beings for the ticket-paying audience. A film ticket brought you three hours of sheer escape in the velvet darkness of the cinema hall. “Villain ko dekh ke darr jaate the log, and stars ko dekh ke pighal jaate the log,” as Chopra tells indianexpress.com in this interview. The actor revisits his innings, working with Raj Kapoor and how the showman’s Bobby gave him something that is remembered to this day.