A hero who cast a magic spell on Indian cinemas for the generations to come is our charming man, Dev Anand! His style statement, charismatic looks and exceptional acting skills have left people drooling over him, even until this day! From being admired as a ‘Cool’ hero to being the most loved ‘Dev Saab’, he has won a million hearts!
Here are some rare facts from his life that will definitely surprise you!
During his struggling days, Dev Anand worked as a clerk in an accountancy firm for a salary of ₹ 85 to make ends meet!
Dev Anand was a big fan of Ashok Kumar and it was Ashok Kumar’s movie, ‘Achyut Kanya’ that motivated Dev to take up acting! Ashok Kumar was impressed with Dev Anand’s confidence and offered him a lead role in ‘Ziddi!’
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, he was a fashion icon too! At one point, female fans started sending him letters in their blood and jumping off buildings after seeing him in a black suit. He was then banned from wearing a black suit in public!
Dev Anand and Suraiaya had a beautiful love story that remained incomplete and had a sad ending
Dev Anand’s film ‘Guide’ was the first ever international collaboration of Indian cinema. Dev Anand even went on to feature in ‘The Evil Within’, a crime thriller!
Dev Anand was a huge fan of the world’s best comedian, Charlie Chaplin! He even treasured Charlie Chaplin’s autograph as one of his most prized possessions for the rest of his life!
On the sets of Hum Ek Hain, when Dev Anand asked Guru Dutt why he was wearing his shirt, Dutt replied that the shirts had got exchanged in the laundry and since he didn’t have a spare one he wore the one he found. The good laugh the duo shared became the journey of their long-lasting friendship!
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