Remembering Dev Anand, the fan who gave his life was banned from wearing a black coat
Bollywood actor Dev Anand of yesteryear had acted in more than 100 films. At one time, his popularity and female fan following were amazing. It is said that black dress used to kill girls on Dev Anand earlier.
Dev Anand is considered to be the most handsome Bollywood actor of his time. Dev Anand was a very successful actor at that time and his craze was that girls used to yearn to get a glimpse of him. Come, know some interesting stories related to Dev Anand.
Dev Anand did his BA in English Literature from Government College, Lahore. During Struggle in Mumbai, he worked as a clerk in a firm for which he received a salary of Rs 85 a month. After this, he also worked in the Military Censor Office for which he received a salary of 160.
It is said that Dev Anand liked Ashok Kumar’s film ‘Untouchables’ so much that he decided to become an actor. After this, it was Ashok Kumar who gave Dev Anand a break in the film ‘Ziddi’.
It is said that Dev Anand fell in love with co-star Suraiya on the set of the film ‘Vidya’. Dev Anand is also said to have proposed Suraiya with a diamond ring on the sets of the film Jeet, but Suraiya’s grandmother was against the marriage as the two had a different religion. Later Suraiya never married.
Dev Anand had left a lot of films in his career which later made many actors’ careers. Dev Anand was offered Junglee and the third floor but left both these films. Both these films later made Shammi Kapoor’s career. Similarly, Zanjeer, which was called Amitabh Bachchan’s first superhit film, was also first offered to Dev Anand.
It is said that girls used to go crazy to see Dev Anand in a black suit. Therefore, Dev Anand was requested to never leave the public place wearing a black dress or suit.