'Dev Anand@100 - Forever Young', unique festival pays tribute to entertainment icon

Sunday, 17 September 2023 (13:32 IST)
New Delhi: A few days ago, the Film Heritage Foundation announced a unique festival titled 'Dev Anand@100 - Forever Young' that pays tribute to the timeless entertainment icon.
To commemorate the legendary Dev Anand's 100th birthday, the two-day weekend celebrations held jointly in association with NFDC-NFAI (National Film Development Corporation of India-National Film Archive of India) and PVR Inox will be conducted on September 23 and 24.
Audiences will get an unmissable opportunity to watch Dev Anand's iconic films restored by NFCDC-NFAI on the big screen.
According to sources, Waheeda Rehman, who has starred with Dev Anand in several films, has shared interesting anecdotes from the time when they were shooting for Guide.
"I was in Guide because of Dev Anand himself", Waheda said. She added that unfortunately, the original directors of Guide—Chetan Anand and Tad Danielewski—didn't want her in the film.
When Dev Anand asked Waheeda Rehman what makes her think the directors don't like her, she told him to ask his publicist-cum-friend Amarjeet, who was present in meetings with the directors.
Waheeda Rehman recalled that it was extremely comfortable working with Dev Anand and that there was no starry air around him.
"It was so comfortable working with him. Kabhi ek baar bhi feeling nahi di ki main star aaya hu set pe (I did not even feel for once that he was a star on the set)," she said.
Speaking about the film festival 'Dev Anand@100 - Forever Young', Waheeda Rehman said she is extremely happy that 60–70 years later, Dev Anand's old films will be screened in theatres. (UNI)

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