Dev Anand

  • Narendra Modi or Arvind Kejriwal, who will be the next 'Banarasi Babu' after Dev Anand and Govinda? May 12, 2014

    As two of India's top contenders for the Prime Minister's post battle it out at Varanasi, both reaching out to the city's residents through impassioned speeches and pitches, we would like to remind you who the real 'Banarasi Babu' of Bollywood were. Govinda and Dev Anand played the titular role in...
  • 10 films that made Dev Anand Bollywood's evergreen star September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Dev Anand will always remain in hearts of millions die to his films and it is time to revisit some of his best movies like 'Hum Dono', 'Tere Mere Sapne' and 'Guide'. Here is a list of the 10 best films of Bollywood's evergreen star, who died in 2011 aged...
  • Playlist: Remembering Dev Anand with his evergreen songs September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: There was a reason that Dev Anand (1923 2011) was called an evergreen hero. The songs of his films were filled with the tenderness of love and thus they are going to remain with his fans forever. Some of Bollywood's best music and playback singing came from Anand's...
  • Ranveer Singh took inspiration from Dev Anand films for 'Lootera' May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Ranveer Singh, who is known to be a highonenergy actor, watched veteran star Dev Anand's old classics for his mellowed look in Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera'. The 27yearold made his Bollywood debut with a bubbly character in 'Band Baja Baarat' and was vibrant in his second film 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl'...
  • Government honours South actors recommended by Mohan May 6, 2013

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film and TV actor Mohan Raman, also a well known philatelist, was pleasantly surprised when the government honoured actors he had recommended from the south through 50 stamps that were released at the 60th National Film Awards. President Pranab Mukherjee released the stamps Friday commemorating 50 iconic film...
  • Snapshot: Is Akshay Kumar copying Dev Anand's style? March 11, 2013

    Superstar Akshay Kumar was spotted at DNA I Can Women's Half Marathon sporting a new hairdo. Dress in a red t-shirt and grey tack pants, the actor looked different with puffed hairdo which had similarities to the hairstyle that veteran actor Dev Anand used to sport in his younger days....
  • How Dilip Kumar changed the concept of acting December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: As 2012 moves away from sight to memory, Btown took out time to celebrate the Big B's 70th birthday and media went haywire. The evergreen Dev Anand's first death anniversary was also remembered with the appropriate dignity. Sadly, Dilip Kumar's 90th bday was (comparatively) hardly recalled or...
  • Waheeda breaks into tears unveiling Dev Anand's statue December 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Waheeda Rehman was in tears as she unveiled a lifelike brass statue of screen legend Dev Anand here, and said the actorfilmmaker still remains alive in many hearts. "He is not here with us today and I am unveiling his statue. His name will always be remembered in...
  • Hemant's last song for Dev Anand composed by SD September 26, 2012

    In 2008, a prominent matrimonial portal carried the song 'Na tum hamein jaano' as a part of its advertising campaign. The song could have fitted the ad campaign of a private detective agency much better, really. Here's why. A view into the storyline of 'Baat Ek Raat Ki' tells a...
  • Dev Anand was a democrat, says LK Advani September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani, once a film critic, has lauded Dev Anand for his opposition to the Emergency rule imposed by prime minister Indira Gandhi. Speaking at the 89th birth anniversary celebrations of the late actor, director, writer and producer of Hindi movies, Advani recalled Dev Anand's political...
  • This is the funniest 'Suhaag Raat' video ever! September 17, 2012

    Actor Dev Anand had directed a film called 'Sau Crore'. This is a clip from the film dug up by the very ingenious Twitter user @BabaJogeshwari. The film was released in 1991 and starred Dev Anand, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Pavan Malhotra, Kiran Kumar, Fatima Sheikh and Raman Kapoor. The...
  • Aamir Khan now owns Shammi Kapoor's jacket August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao successfully bid for film memorabilia worth Rs 2,38,000 at the first Osian'sCinefan auction, including Shammi Kapoor's jacket for Rs 88,000. The auction, held in the Capital yesterday as a part of the ongoing Osian's film festival, turned out to be a...
  • Waheeda Rehman, the actor with an aura of a star July 25, 2012

    Rosie dared to leave her archeologist husband (who preferred to live in the past along with his fossils), reclaimed her ghunghroos and started living in with Raju, the Guide. That was in 1965 film 'Guide' based on R K Narayan's novel 'The Guide.' That a woman in the film was...
  • Iconic last tweets by celebrities: 'Be inspired' July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: If you did not know that death stared you in the face, what would be the last message you would send out to the world? Would it be mundane and impersonal? Last tweets of celebrities have assumed the same status as the last words before death. They tell...
  • Bollywood Blockbuster: The story behind 'Guide' June 9, 2012

    On this episode the cast of 'Guide' talks about their experience while shooting for the film. ...
  • Dev Anand's 'Guide', now a play April 17, 2012

    Nearly 47 years after the movie was released, the love story is now being staged in the capital. ...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more technosavvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • SRK to pay tribute to Dev Anand at an award show January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will pay tribute to legendary actors Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand at an award function. Khan, 46, will try to reprise the trademark dancing style of Kapoor and the old world charm of evergreen actor Dev Anand on the stage of Colors Screen...
  • Tribute to Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand from Shahid December 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, known for his dancing skills, will pay a tribute to legendary actors Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor, who passed away this year, at the Zee Cine Awards 2012 to be held in Macau next month. The event is scheduled to take place at The Venetian...
  • To those we said goodbye in 2011... RIP December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to remember their magic and say adieu once again to some of those who left us in 2011. Bhimsen Joshi: In what was described as the...
  • 'Do Paise..' will be a tribute to Dev Anand December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Deepti Naval says her directorial venture 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish', which is expected to hit screens next year, will be a homage to the late Dev Anand. The film, now in its postproduction stage, is about the intertwining lives of an ageing prostitute (Manisha...
  • BIFF to pay tribute to Dev Anand December 18, 2011

    Bangalore: The fourth edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF), starting December 15, will pay tribute to actor, producer and director Dev Anand, who passed away recently. Narahari Rao, creative head of the BIFF informed that South African Zulu language film 'Lucky', which features noted theatre personality and Rajya Sabha...
  • Dev Anand's ashes to be immersed in the Godavari December 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood's evergreen star Dev Anand's ashes will be immersed in the Godavari river in Nashik on Wednesday afternoon. Dev Anand's son Suneil has come to India from London to immerse his late father's ashes in the holy river. "He (Suneil) is coming to Mumbai. From here, we are going to Nashik...
  • Dev Anand believed in what he did: Zeenat Aman December 11, 2011

    Mumbai: Zeenat Aman got her break playing Dev Anand's sister, Janice/Jasbir, in Hare Rama Hare Krishna, a film directed by the legend, who died last week. The former beauty queen tells us of how she learnt a lot simply by looking at the star in action "I will be eternally indebted...
  • Dev Anand laid to rest amid rich tributes December 10, 2011

    London: Dev Anand, who ruled the hearts of millions of film enthusiasts for over six decades, was on Saturday bid a tearful adieu as his mortal remains were consigned to flames amid the tunes of some of his most memorable songs 'Abhi Na Jao Chor ke' and 'Gata Rahe Mera...
  • Legend Dev Anand's funeral to take place today December 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Legendary actor Dev Anand's funeral will take place in London on Saturday evening. His body will be handed over to his family which is now in London. The cremation is said to take place at London's Putney Vale Crematorium. It will be followed by a memorial service which...
  • Will continue to revive Dev Anand's films: Son December 9, 2011

    London: Evergreen Bollywood legend Dev Anand's son Suneil says he will strive to keep his father's memory alive and continue to revive his films. "I will continue to revive his films. His legacy will continue," Suneil told reporters at the Washington Mayfair hotel, where Dev Anand breathed his last on...