19 June, 2021

Eating Out

Lata Khubchandani dines Dev Anand

Eating Out
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With typical dev may care attitude, Devsaab asks me to choose any restaurant close by. He’s busy with post production work on his latest film, Love at Times Square, and can’t let his train of thought be interfered with for long. Knowing his love for the good things of life, I decide to head for the newly-refurbished Taj-Land’s End. We decide on the coffee shop rather than the more elaborately done-up Chinese restaurant. Devsaab, as we all fondly call him, is visibly pleased with the choice. "This is nice!" he approves. But then Taj does everything with a touch of class.

Dev Anand has the entire staff eating out of his hands. As soon as we’re seated, he finds out the name of the steward on duty. That, of course, makes Sunny melt. It is these touches that make Devsaab one of the most well-loved stars of the country. But no amount of coaxing can make him order a full meal. He asks for some hot water as aperitif and then goes for soup—a chicken consomme. I too decide to go healthy and settle for the delicious array of salads.

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