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There might be number of Stars to day,starting from Super Star,Ultimate Star,Rebel Star etc.
Rajesh Khanna successfully aped his mannerisms and became a Star overnight.
With no great acting talent,in the time of the great entertainer Raj Kapoor and Thespian Dilip Kumar, to survive in the industry needed some doing.
But Dev is a class act.
He ruled the hearts of both men and women with his tilted hat,full sleeved shirt buttoned up to the neck, scarf wrapped around his neck(irrespective of the scene or climate),jaunty stride and an impish smile..who can forget him!
His approach to life was simple-it is to be lived to the full,come what may.
Zest for work…., work and nothing else mattered to him.
He never felt old.
People who were younger to him by 30 years found it difficult to keep pace with him.
They never felt that they were with a senior man both professionally and chronologically.
He inspired them.
Kishore Kumar was his alter ego ,
Dev Anand made him initially.
How many new faces he had introduced…and most of them survived’..a feat!
He acted, directed and produced till the end with his last film ‘Chargesheet’ being released this year when he was all of 88 and still raring to go, as ebullient and ageless as ever.
He was the unchallenged king of the black and white era with movies such as ‘Munimji’,‘CID’ and ‘Hum Dono’ and then moved into the coloured age with classics like ‘Jewel Thief’ and ‘Johny Mera Naam‘. He provided the launch pad for some of tinsell town’s most remembered head-turners such as Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim.
Active till his last breath with his film projects, Dev Anand was Bollywood’s true evergreen living legend. He acted as the lead in more than 110 movies. His 2011 release‘Chargesheet’, in which he acted and directed as well, became his swan song. The prolific star also released an autobiography Romancing with Life in September 2007.
Fame brought Anand his own share of heartbreaks. While millions of Indian women went to bed with his photographs under their pillows, Anand himself lost his heart to the superstar of the era and co-star, Suraiya. Admittedly, he also came close to proposing to his Hare Rama Hare Krishna co-star Zeenat Aman. But he married Kalpana Kartik after their successful film Taxi Driver.
“I never give myself a chance to get depressed. I think ahead,” he would say.
His first colour film, ‘Guide’, which was directed by his brother Vijay Anand, with Waheeda Rehman in 1965, became a cult movie and is remembered as one of his best works.
President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Speaker Meira Kumar joined millions to condole Dev Anand’s death. “Dev Anand was a great artiste who entertained generations of cinema lovers over five decades. He was an embodiment of a life long passion for acting and film making. I join millions of his fans in mourning his death,” Singh said in his statement.’
- Dev Anand Dead ; Remembered For Being Kind, Caring and Gentle (celebs.gather.com)