19 June, 2021

Dev Anand

Just 85 yrs young, the evergreen actor has penned his autobiography, Romancing with Life

Dev Anand
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What shall we expect to see in your book?

It’s about my six decades in Mumbai. I came here in ’43. Got my break in ’45 and saw Independence being ushered in. A life known and unknown to the world. Yet, it’s not just the life of a man, a selfish life, but the life of a country.

Why the name Romancing with Life?

You know, even the fact that we are talking shows a degree of involvement. That’s what my life has been about, romancing with films, people, literature, my parents, my co-stars.

Will we get to read about your heroines too?

Read it and see.

Can we expect to see a film on your book?

Now that’s a smart question. Is Dev Anand’s life worth filming? Why not? But only if I agree, only if I approve of the person filming it.

If your film Guide were to be remade, which actor would be suited for your role?

I haven’t thought about that.

Has Bollywood evolved in all these decades?

Very little. The focus remains money, the temperaments remain the same....

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