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  • | December 26th, 2012

    In Memoriam: Cinema greats we loved and lost

    In Memoriam: Cinema greats we loved and lost

    On our first anniversary, we take a moment for a sad trip down memory lane so we can remember those talented souls who passed away
    Bollywood movies can hardly be called realistic, yet all of them will have a sad moment following a happy one. Sorrow, tears and grief are as essential – if not more – to Bollywood movies as song and dance. And why not? For all their success and fame, the members of the film fraternity too have experienced these emotions. In the last one year alone, our regional and Hindi film industries have lost close to 50 loved ones. Click here to read more

  • | December 7th, 2011

    Waheeda Rehman: I couldn’t meet Dev one last time

    Waheeda Rehman: I couldn’t meet Dev one last time

    The ethereal Waheeda Rehman missed the opportunity to meet her co-star Dev Anand one last time, but fondly remembers him as a good producer. She, however, feels in recent times he got too involved with himself
    “Without meaning any disrespect to him, I’d like to say that as the years went by Dev’s script sense went more and more haywire. I think he got too involved with himself. Dev was a very good producer. But he needed to look out for better scripts,” said Waheeda.  Click here to read more

  • | December 5th, 2011

    Dev Anand: Bollywood’s greatest discoverer

    Dev Anand: Bollywood’s greatest discoverer

    The late Dev Anand had a career spanning around six decades, during which he donned several hats including those of director, producer and actor. There is one more lesser known aspect: casting director. Though you may not find him mentioned as such in the credits of his films, several B-Town actors will tell you they are grateful to him for bringing them into the industry. We tell you more about them:
    Zeenat Aman: Officially, Dev Anand’s Hare Rama Hare Krishna is not her first film, but that’s the one that made Zeenat a star. She was one sexy sister of the hero and stole the show from the film’s female lead, Mumtaz. Her song Dum maaro dum from the film is iconic even today. Click here to read more

  • | December 5th, 2011

    Dev Anand: The debonair gent’s signature style

    Dev Anand: The debonair gent’s signature style

    The evergreen actor never changed, even at the age of 88. He was unique and his love for films was all he ever spoke of
    At the age of 60, when most people call it quits and live retirement to its fullest, legendary actor Dev Anand made sure that he was always busy. The moment you think of him, you remember his clothes, his songs and his popular movies, but there is one aspect that became his signature style from the first movie he ever did: his trademark nodding head and hand-flapping gestures. Click here to read more

  • | December 5th, 2011

    The evergreen actor Dev Anand lives forever in his songs

    The evergreen actor Dev Anand lives forever in his songs

    The legendary actor may no longer be in this world, but he has left behind a treasure trove of melodies that will keep him among us forever
    From romantic duets and patriotic hymns to idealistic ballads and playful numbers, Dev Anand is one star who could effortlessly carry off the diametrically opposite tunes onscreen. During the evergreen actor’s initial years the mellifluous singer Mohammed Rafi was his voice and later Kishore Kumar, whose effervescent singing style became the voice of Dev saab’s songs. And with them he created magic that is not seasonal, but timeless, compositions that appeal even in the 21st century. Click here to read more

  • | December 5th, 2011

    What do Dev Anand’s kids do?

    What do Dev Anand’s kids do?

    Suneil Anand and Devina are always far away from the spotlight that keeps their father
    If you have very successful parents, it is next to impossible to match up to their standards. Most star kids are not able to measure up to super dad or super mom’s guts and glory. Some don’t even want to go there. Case in point – Abhishek Bachchan, Kumar Gaurav, Randhir Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Boy Mukherjee, Puru Rajkumar, Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Pratibha Sinha, Nitin Mukesh, Amit Kumar, Aditya Raj Kapoor, to name just a few. Dev Anand’s children – a son and a daughter – are no different. Click here to read more

  • | December 5th, 2011

    Thackeray grieves for Dev Anand: The Love Bird has gone

    Thackeray grieves for Dev Anand: The Love Bird has gone

    “The Love Bird has gone…” This was how Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray mourned the demise of evergreen actor Dev Anand.  In a rare, signed personal statement on the front page of the party mouthpiece, Dopaharka Saamna, Thackeray said “Dev Anand was full of life” with a zest for living. The actor passed away in London in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 88
    “He always walked and talked fast, everything about him was fast, without commas or full stops. His heart was clean, such was my friend,” Thackeray said.  Recalling his friendship with the actor since 1945, Thackeray said he had seen the ‘sunrise in Dev Anand’s film career’ and they would often meet in those days.  Click here to read more

  • | December 4th, 2011

    President, Prime Minister condole Dev Anand’s death

    President, Prime Minister condole Dev Anand’s death

    President Pratibha Patil condoled the death of legendary actor Dev Anand, saying the film industry has lost a creative talent and a man who personified the spirit of graceful ageing with dignity. In her statement, the President said: “Anand was a legendary film artiste as well as a producer, director and writer who adorned the Hindi cinema with great distinction. He delighted Hindi cinema fans with his vivacious acting and as a popular romantic hero of his times.” The 88-year-old actor passed away after a massive cardiac arrest in London on Saturday night. Recalling his movies, Patil said: “He shall always be remembered by a generation of film watchers for his exemplified acting in the movies – ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Munimji’, ‘Guide’, ‘Johny Mera Naam’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and ‘Des Pardes’. In his passing away, the film industry has lost a creative talent and a man who personified the spirit of graceful ageing with dignity.” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too condoled the legend’s death, saying, “Dev Anand was a great artiste who entertained generations of cinema lovers over five decades. He was an embodiment of long passion for acting and film-making. I join millions of his fans in mourning his death.” Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, “He will forever be remembered as Hindi cinema’s evergreen hero.” The iconic star is survived by his wife, former actor Kalpana Karthik, a son and a daughter.
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  • | December 4th, 2011

    Dev Anand passes away in London due to cardiac arrest

    Dev Anand passes away in London due to cardiac arrest

    Evergreen star Dev Anand, one of the icons of Indian cinema, died Saturday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in London. He was 88. “His son Sunil came out of the bathroom and saw that Dev saab was not responding. He called the doctor, who said that he had a heart attack. He died at 10 in the night in London,” said Mohan Churiwala, Dev Anand’s manager. The iconic star is survived by his wife, former actor Kalpana Karthik, a son and a daughter. As soon as the news spread, a grief-stricken Bollywood offered condolences and recalled his significant contribution to cinema. While Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan said an “era has come to an end”, actor Shabana Azmi said the legend “will be missed by millions but will live on through his movies”. And live he will through his movies, as he starred in some ahead-of-its-time films like Guide. Dev Anand began his career with Hum Ek Hain in 1946. However, he got his first big break with Ziddi in 1948. The flamboyant star is also known for giving big hits like Baazi, Guide, Jewel Thief, Johnny Mera Naam, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, CID and Tere Mere Sapne. His last outing as an actor and director was Chargesheet in 2011, a dud at the box office. Dev Anand will be cremated in London next week.
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  • | December 4th, 2011

    The evergreen actor Dev Anand’s journey

    The evergreen actor Dev Anand’s journey

    The Chargesheet director played various roles of an actor, director and producer in his long and illustrious career of 65 years in Bollywood and that’s why he was called the evergreen actor!
    Bollywood has lost another legend this year. He is the evergreen actor Dev Anand. The 88-year-old star passed away of cardiac arrest in London on Saturday night. He was feeling unwell past few weeks so had gone to the city for a health check-up. The legendary actor in his long and illustrious career span over 65 years never had a dull moment. Click here to read more