Dev Anand: Dev Anand’s special connection with Mehboob Studio and how dozens of shelved films affected his career – Exclusive

Movie historian and skilled Dilip Thakur regales us with some extraordinary Dev Anand trivia. With the ‘Information’ star’s one centesimal start anniversary in the present day, its the proper event to make a journey down reminiscence lane and discover the evergreen Dev Anand’s fascination with Mehboob Studios in Bandra, Mumbai. And an attractive look again on the numerous movies that had been speculated to be made with Dev Anand, however they obtained shelved.
Think about watching Dev Anand and Amitabh Bachchan collectively.Or Dev saab lighting up the display with Kamal Haasan. Its a pity that such fabulous tasks by no means noticed the sunshine of day. Dilip Thakur reveals about these motion pictures and the way they affected Dev Anand’s profession in its ultimate years.
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‘Dev Anand had a deep reference to Mehboob Studios’

I’ve watched Dev Anand movies similar to Anand Aur Anand, Most important Tere Liye, Hum Naujawan and in addition attended their ‘Mahurats’ at Mehboob Studio. He had an in depth affiliation with Mehboob Studio. When Des Pardes got here out, it was the time of emergency and there have been restrictions to go in a foreign country to shoot movies. So, the artwork director TK Desai constructed the London streets and buildings at Mehboob Studio. It was extensively mentioned on the time.
After Dev Anand’s demise, his prayer meet was additionally held at Mehboob Studio. Once I interviewed Sulochana Didi way back in regards to the legends she had labored with, she instructed me that Dev Anand would attain his Khira Nagar workplace in Santacruz at 9 am sharp. He would spend some 20-odd minutes there after which attain Mehboob Studio at precisely 10 am.
At the moment, there can be landline telephones at Mehboob Studio, the place individuals would get their calls. However as soon as Dev Anand was on set, he by no means attended any calls. If the director was busy with one thing else on the set, Dev Anand would sit apart in a nook with a e book and a Coca-Cola. And if he was directing the movie, then he would have his designated director’s chair, which I noticed throughout Hum Naujawan.

Dev Anand’s numerous incomplete movies

Anil Sharma was making a movie referred to as Godfather, which was going to be produced by his father KC Sharma. However the movie obtained shelved.
Chetan Anand’s Kaafir starring Dev Anand and Priya Rajvansh the place Dev Anand performed a health care provider and Priya Rajvansh performed a Muslim lady additionally obtained shelved.
Vijay Anand was going to make a movie referred to as Ek Do Teen Chaar, which had its Mahurat at Mehboob Studio. The movie was to star Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Raakhee, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Tina Munim and Amjad Khan. I do not know why that movie obtained shelved after the Mahurat. It was a Salim-Javed script to be directed by Vijay Anand. After that movie obtained shelved, Vijay Anand began Rajput.
Purana Papi starring Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Meenakshi Sheshadri additionally obtained shelved.
Dev Anand and Kamal Haasan had been going to return collectively for a movie to be directed by Prakash Varma who earlier wrote Lootmaar starring Dev saab. The movie was referred to as Do Deewane Pyar Ke and it additionally starred Smita Patil, Reena Roy and Ranjeeta. However that movie additionally obtained shelved.
Gogi Anand’s movie Hum Teen starring Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Yogeeta Bali, Mehmood and Raj Babbar additionally obtained shelved.
Naya Johnny by Surinder Suri starring, Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Tina Munim was shelved, too.
Raj Khosla’s movie referred to as Tijori, which had its Mahurat at Filmistan did not get made both.
Mahesh Bhatt’s Ab Meri Baari starring Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Tina Munim, Ranjit, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo and Amjad Khan obtained cancelled after one schedule.
Sawan Kumar Tak was making Mr. Chand with Dev Anand, Rekha, Bindu, Yogeeta Bali, Ajit and Anil Dhawan which additionally obtained shelved.
Ek Tha Raja by Chetan Anand co-starring Hema Malini, Gogi Anand’s Tarzan co-starring Rekha, Shankar Mukherjee’s Pilot, director Kalidas’ Maharathi starring Dev Anand and Jeetendra additionally obtained shelved.
When Johny Mera Naam turned a success and adopted a pattern of motion movies starring Amitabh Bachchan. Dev Anand additionally had a pistol in his hand in movies similar to Lootmaar and Bullet. There was a good bit of motion in Ameer Gareeb, too. The issue was that after these movies obtained shelved, Dev Anand obtained caught in his personal path and all his equations had been disturbed.

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