Excuse me while I answer this call on my kaaliberry. Turns out to be a khabru from the airport who wants me to hear about Dev Anand’s punctuality. Seems the legend was flying to Chennai by a 11 am flight, but reached the airport as early as 8:30 am. Huh?According to my jasoos, Dev saab didn’t want to get stuck in peak-hour traffic and get late in reporting for his flight.
Needless to say the staff was maha-impressed with his early entry and ensured that he was given the best treatment while he waited to check-in.Later, when it was time to board, Dev saab was given a bus all for himself to be driven to his aircraft.
There he didn’t let anyone hold his hand and guide him to his seat, for he preferred to walk on his own as the staff kept pace with the energetic octogenarian, recalls my informer. If only some of our actors like Govinda learnt something about punctuality from Dev saab, life would be so much easier. Hai na?