Dev Anand's romantic image and infectious zeal for life and cinema will outlive that of his contemporaries. The actor passed away last year in London. Here's remembering the star on his 89th birth anniversary. Tell us your favourite Dev Anand movie
Bollywood actor Dev Anand passed away last year in December in London following a cardiac arrest. Here's remembering the star on his 89th birth anniversary.
Dev, the charismatic star Dev Anand was the ultimate flamboyant and irresistibly charming silver screen star, whose romantic image and infectious zeal for life and cinema will outlive that of his contemporaries.
The charismatic star lived by the philosophy of Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya, Har Fikar Ko Dhuen Mein Udata Chala Gaya," a song from his movie Hum Dono (1961).
The 88-year-old versatile actor-filmmaker, who passed away in London last year, will be remembered for his swagger, which continue to find imitations till date.
When his contemporaries like Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar stopped playing the leading men in movies, Dev Anand did not lose his innate romantic spirit and continued to woo his young heroines with trademark puff of hair, his sloping walk and smile in movies like Johnny Mera Naam, Des Pardes, Hare Rama Hare Krishna among others.
The evergreen actor The actor-director-producer was working till his last. His latest project Chargesheet is ready to release and he was planning a extention of his cult hit Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
But there will be no Dev saab, as he was popularly addressed as by friends and fans, to complete them.
Dev Anand lives on
Bollywood legend Dev Anand's son Suniel will bring in the 89th birthday of his late father today to celebrate his achievements, and plans to announce a film, helmed by him under the Navketan banner to carry forward the legacy of the evergreen actor.
Last year on his birthday, Dev Anand had called his friends over and cut a cake at his favourite hotel in suburban Mumbai. This year too, Suniel will host a get together at the same place - Sun and Sand hotel at 6 pm.
"We will celebrate this birthday this year as well. He is still with us in our hearts. He is a source of inspiration to me and several others. On this (birthday) occasion we will celebrate his life and achievements," son Suniel told PTI yesterday in an interview.
A few rare pictures from Dev Anand's personal album will be on display for media and fans.
"We will have some rare photographers of dad in size of 5 foot by 3 foot. We have selected some unique photos that we will display like -- dad in action during his various shoots, on his travel all over the world while he was attending film premiere, while he was writing, meeting famous people etc."
Bollywood actor Dev Anand
"It will be a unique event. We will have close friends and fans, who used to regularly every year come to wish him on his birthday. Those close to dad will speak a few words about their association and share fond memories," Suniel said.
Vagator Mixer will be an English language movie based on the theme of the famous Vagator beach in Goa, said Suneil, who has acted in films like Anand Aur Anand, Main Tere Liye and Master.
Navketan Films' last movie was Chargesheet and it was Dev Anand's last directorial venture before he died in London Dec 3, 2011. He was 88.