Monday, December 5, 2011

Dev Anand : joie de vivre.

Dev Anand : joie de vivre.

The Evergreen Debonair , Eternal Romantic hero ,known for his joie de vivre finally bids adieu to the Indian cinema at the Young age of 88.

I have listed some of the  quotes from Indian film fraternity as mark of their respect for Dev Saab , as he is fondly called.

1. Rishi Kapoor : I bent to touch his feet , he said no , instead he hugs me & told me “ We youngsters should some time work together “.A man of my father’s age called himself young , yes he was always young, like my son Ranbir. His energy was infectious. He was always full of joie de vivre, inspiring everyone around to be as full of life.

2. The Greatl super star Rajnikant & family : Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan were among those who remember's evergreen Bollywood actor Dev Anand, saluting the  actor, Rajinikanth, his wife Latha Rajinikanth, daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya and sons-in-law Dhanush and Ashwin in a statement here said 'Devanandji, we had the proud privilege of taking your blessings, shaking hands and giving you a hug as we humbly offered The Legend award two-years ago. All of us here, who were part of that evening, are so moved today'.'We salute your zest for life and your spirited energy for work. You will always stay in our hearts. We love you so much and we will miss you..', the statement said.

3. Rajesh Khanna :Actors like Dev Anand (people of endless spirit) are legends and ‘legends do not die’. He was my inspiration. In the 1970s, four of my films were hits, but the business of his single release, Johnny Mera Naam, around the same time, surpassed all of them.

4. Hema Malini: Dev Saab did so many things in his life: acting, writing books, producing and directing films. Even now, I am amazed to think of his marvelous energy. His energy levels could easily match up to that of a 20-year-old. No one word can describe this enigmatic personality who had his unique style of dressing, a livewire who charged all people around with his energy and life-state. Not a moment have I seen him sitting ( during Johny Mera Naam) in a relaxed manner on the sets, but constantly creating, planning and discussing films and the shoot ahead.

5. Amitabh Bachchan first tweeted about Dev saab, he was still praying that the news wasn't true. 'Just reading news about Dev Saheb .. praying it is not true ! He was such a positive person .. never associated death with him .An era has come to an end .. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again .. his never give up belief, his joy of life!"

6. Waheeda Rehman : He promised me the role of a lifetime, and gave it to me in "Guide". I still fondly recollect the song sequence, "Tere Mere Sapne" in "Guide", which we shot in just two takes. Dev was divine in the scene. Dev Anand had the most beautiful toothless smile. Very sad to here this news. He was my first hero and I did maximum films with him. He was the finest and most decent man in the industry and we are all going to miss him. We learnt so much from him because he had so much energy in him. I used to tease him 'Dev you are like an Eveready battery'".

7. Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray :"The Love Bird has gone... “This was how Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray mourned the demise of evergreen actor Dev Anand “After he completed his day’s shooting, we would meet and often walk down to the nearby Charni Road station. He would get into the first class compartment while I would enter the third class coach since I was a pass-holder,” Thackeray reminisced, We met in parties, gatherings, ate together. He always talked and walked a lot...,Suddenly, my friend has gone away. I feel like meeting and talking to him. But he has left us from far away London, this is really painful. “

8. Manoj Kumar : Veteran actor Manoj Kumar remembered Dev Anand as a perfect gentleman and a thorough professional , Once Dev Saab called me & told me ,Manoj , “give me Hare Rama Hare Krishna title “ & he hung the phone , such apanapan & adhikar , His dressing style , muffler , he was true style icon.

9. Lata Mangeshkar :Bollywood's Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar remembers Dev Anand as a man who was very fond of classical music, had a zest for life and never looked back or regretted anything.

10. Anupam Kher: So as a Tribute to Dev Saab let's only humm his Songs today. Songs which became such an integral part of our lives. Ahbi na jao chodkar...

11. Khyyam :Legendary music composer Khayyam said that Dev Anand always made unique and modern movies.

Love you Dev Saab ... .

Finally Mid Day Quote :   And now, he'll charm the gods above!
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1 comment:

  1. My love and best wishes to a soul who had charmed his way to the heats of every film lover. A Hero of Hearts we will remember you as long a Hindi movies exist. We loved you and will continue to love you.


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