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Dev Anand obituary News

  • | 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

    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