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Prolific author pays respects to Dev Anand

City-based author Joygopal Podder, who recently entered the Limca Book of Records as “the fastest published Indian author”, has just released his seventh book ‘Superstar’ which has been inspired from incidents in the life of the late movie legend Dev Anand.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2011 01:22 IST

City-based author Joygopal Podder, who recently entered the Limca Book of Records as “the fastest published Indian author”, has just released his seventh book ‘Superstar’ which has been inspired from incidents in the life of the late movie legend Dev Anand.

In Joygopal’s novel, a struggling singer and aspiring film director, who later become close friends, first meet in the reception area of an advertising agency. They are auditioning for work in a forthcoming music video. They strike up a conversation because each likes the shirt the other is wearing.

However, both admit that the shirts they are wearing are not their own and their dhobi had given them wrong shirts but, in the hurry to reach the audition venue, they wore what was available. It turned out that the young men shared the same dhobi ,who had exchanged each other’s shirts by mistake.

This is exactly how the legendary actor Dev Anand and legendary director Guru Dutt first met and struck up a friendship while attending auditions in a film studio. They were wearing each other's shirts, wrongly exchanged by their common dhobi, unknown to them.