Bollywood's evergreen star Dev Anand is set to make a comeback to the silver screen in his new film Chargesheet, post which he will also direct a movie based on Indian Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar's relationship with his daughter Norah Jones.
Chargesheet, to be released in the next three to four months, is a suspense thriller in which the 85-year-old veteran plays a retired senior cop. Jackie Shroff will also play a key role in the film, which also has four newcomers.
Speaking at the Satyajit Ray Foundation's film Festival celebrating six decades of Indian Cinema at the Nehru Centre here last night, Dev Anand introduced his 1965 classic film Guidhave seen it in the last 62 years."
"Today, Guide has been most discussed, most talked about and most liked film and one of the best films ever produced since 1960s. Peopleused that I announced I am going to come back with a film in the Competition Section," he said. After Chargesheet, the legendary actor also plans to make two international films.
The first one is titled "When Heart Beats Are The Same",in which there are only two characters- father and son. Dev Anand will play the role of the father.
The second one will be Song of Life, based on Indian Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar's relationship with his daughter Norah Jones.
Director of Nehru Centre, Monika Kapila Mohta, who described Dev Anand as "legendary icon of the Indian cinema" hosted a dinner in his honour, which was attended among others by Asif Ibrahim, Minister, Coordination in the High Commission, NRI entrepreneur Rami Ranger and Chief of Vitabiotics, the largest vitamin producing company in the UK, Kartar Lalvani.