It was business as usual for India's hero through six decades who spent his 85th birthday on Friday in the studios. But the ever ebullient Dev Anand was also ready to party -- a day before he leaves for London.
"I will be there in my studio and my friends will drop in to wish me. All are welcome in my studio. The whole industry including you is my friend," Anand told IANS.
No party had been planned but Anand said: "The get together of people who will come to wish me will automatically turn into a party."
The man who has epitomised romance through generations of cine watchers leaves for London on Saturday for the international edition of his book "Romancing With Life".
"It will be great moment of my life," he said.
He returns on October 5 after which he starts with the next schedule of the shoot for his film "Chargesheet" - he's acting and directing too.
"After I return from London, I will record a song with Asha Bhosle for my film and then proceed with the next schedule of shoot at Panchgani."