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Dev Anand’s memorial service to be held at Mehboob studio
The veteran actor had been very close to the studio and even had his personal makeup room there
A memorial service will be held at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, tomorrow for the legendary actor, producer and director Dev Anand who passed away in London on December 3. He was cremated locally at Putney Vale cemetery and crematorium in London, last Saturday. As our sources close to Dev Anand informed us, condolence prayer meeting for Dev Anand will be held today between 5 pm to 7 pm at Mehboob Studio, Bandra. Click here to read more
Dev Anand, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen: Creativity knows no age
These men are so consumed by cinema that they refuse to notice that they are physically frail or that most of their contemporaries are dead
Six Hindi films released last weekend—among them Chargesheet, Dev Anand’s 113th film. The film is about the murder of a top actress. Dev Saab (I’ve never been able to call him anything else) plays a retired cop who is called in to crack the case. In the film’s print ads, he looks grim and determined, surrounded by a mysterious swirl of smoke and assorted scantily dressed women. Incredibly, our stellar sleuth turned 88 this week. But neither age, nor his alarming lack of success (his last hit was Des Pardes, 33 years ago) seems to faze him. Even before Chargesheet’s release, Anand had announced his next film—Hare Rama Hare Krishna Aaj.
Clint Eastwood, who is 81, has even more astounding speed and quality. Last week, the trailer of his new film, J Edgar, was released. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a controversial FBI director and seems to have the necessary ingredients—biopic, gravitas, old-fashioned drama and a star undergoing a physical transformation—to spell Oscar. This is Eastwood’s 32nd film as director. Click here to read more
Dev Anand said ‘no’ to Shahrukh’s ‘Om Shanti Om’
Farah Khan missed the legendary actor’s flavour in the most filmy movie of the decade
While you know that Om Shanti Om is the movie with the most number of cameos, an add-on is that Dev Anand was also supposed to be a part of the movie. Click here to read more
A final farewell, Dev sa’ab!
Dev Anand’s funeral will be held in London today and his ashes will be brought back to India for the final rites
It was a sad day about a week ago when one of the stalwarts of Indian cinema passed away. Dev Anand, star of notable movies like Guide and Tere Ghar ke Saamne died around 10am on December 3 this year in London. He was there with his son Suneil for a check-up and suffered a massive heart attack. Click here to read more