Dev Anand Jayanti: Rare pictures of the star with RD Burman, Yash Chopra | Bollywood


Ahead of Dev Anand’s 100th birth anniversary on Tuesday, let’s take a look at some rare pictures of the star whose evergreen charisma and unique charm has inspired generations of fans. (Also Read: Film festivals to commemorate Dev Anand’s 100th birth anniversary begin across India. Check details here)

Dev Anand with son Sunil

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September 26, 2023 is the 100th birth anniversary of Dev Anand.

Here’s a picture of Dev Anand with son Sunil Anand and his wife Kalpana Karthik. Do you know that Dev Anand first met Kalpana on the sets of Baaghi (1951)? Although Dev Anand liked the actress, he never expressed it to her at that time. The pair worked together again in Aandhiyan (1952) and by the time he finished work on his next film Taxi Driver (1954), Dev had married Kalpana in a private ceremony. Only select guests attended his wedding, which included people like Guru Dutt and SD Burman.

Dev Anand with Yash Chopra

Here’s a picture of Dev Anand with filmmaker Yash Chopra. Dev Anand worked with the famous filmmaker in the film Joshila (1973). The film also featured Hema Malini and Rakhi.

The thriller was loosely inspired by James Hadley Chase’s 1959 novel, Shock Treatment. Although the film did not perform well at the box office, ‘Kiska Raasta Dekhe’, a song from the music album composed by RD Burman, became extremely popular.

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One of the most memorable productions of Dev Anand’s career was ‘Guide’, which was released in February 1965. The picture above is a picture of Dev Anand from the sets of the film. Did you know that the guide was made in two languages ​​with two different directors?

The guide was created in both Hindi and English. The Hindi version directed by Vijay Anand is considered one of the best films of the Hindi film industry and became a blockbuster in its time. The English version of the guide was written by Pearl S. Buck and directed by American director Tad Danielewski. Unfortunately, this English film was never released, it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, 42 years after it was made.

Here is a picture of Dev Anand with RD Burman. Do you know that when RD Burman was abandoned by the film industry, he requested the actor not to abandon him? In Khagesh Dev Burman’s book on RD Burman, The Prince of Music, Pancham Da described how Dev Anand was always there for him during his times of need. In an excerpt from the book, she said, “Since Dev Saheb had seen me in my nappy, I had no ego problem pleading him not to leave me. ‘If you leave me, everyone will leave me. ,’ I said to Dev, sir.”

Dev Anand died of a heart attack on 3 December 2011 at the age of 88. A film festival celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of screen icon Dev Anand was held last weekend on September 23 and 24. It was organized by the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF).


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