Saturday, January 6, 2007

Dev Anand’s new romance


For a creative person, every day is a new chapter. And nobody exemplifies this better than Indian cinema’s evergreen hero Dev Anand.

On the occasion of formally handing over the manuscript of his autobiography, temporarily titled ‘Romancing with Life’ to Udayan Mitra of Penguin Publishers, Anand said that the book contained some of the most precious moments of his cinematic and personal life.

Elaborating on the title of the book, Anand said, “Romance is not merely an equation shared between a man and a woman, but it encompasses the big and small facets of life.” He added, “This book is about Dev Anand as in the minds of people and in my own.”

Lawyer Mohan Diwan, Anand’s close friend, was also present at the occasion. Incidentally, Diwan has helped him edit the 83 years of his life into a book. Diwan said, “The book is an extremely interesting read which made me cry at times.”

Informing that he had dedicated the book to his friends and acquaintances, Anand added, “The book urges people to live life on their own terms.” Presently, Anand is working on two projects — an English film to be shot in Croatia and the Hindi film, ‘Chargesheet’, which is a murder story.

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