The evergreen star of Hindi cinema Dev Anand, who has romanced numerous beautiful women on the screen, has rarely been heard of confessing about his real life love for his co-star Suraiya.
Dev Anand has now admitted to have loved her and has made a special mention of this in his forthcoming autobiography titled Romancing With Life.
"Yes. I loved Suraiya. I am not shying away from this fact. I want to tell everything what happened during those days in my autobiography. It was a very important chapter of my life as I was growing. I was young and in love for the first time," Dev Anand told PTI.
With his eyes lit up and face glowing while speaking about his first love, who died single, Dev Anand said, "She was a big star. I was new. But I was also strong and sophisticated. I was educated, confident and was aware that I was going somewhere in life." "However it was not to Suraiya. It was destined that way. Had I gone to her, my life would have been different."
"It was a phase marked with various shades of emotions - falling in love for the first time, then not getting it, being encouraged then nothing happens. Then Dev Anand being Dev Anand, he emerged," the actor said.
"Had I married her, life at her end would have taken me to a different course. Then may be I would not have been the Dev Anand I am today," he said.