Reason behind Dev Anand’s no black in public policy, no superstition but to save lives

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Published by Nibedita Goswami on 26 Jun 2021

Dev Anand is one of the blue moons that happened in the film world during the 1950s and 1960s. At that time he used not to wear black in public, there are many stories that webbed centering the same. One daily revealed the real reason behind it. It was in 1958 Dev went for the release of Kala Pani wearing black. And being mesmerized by his look, one girl took her life. Even there are incidents where female fans jumped from the building just to see him.

Quoting from his autobiography, “Whenever and wherever she was talked about glowingly, I loved it; and whenever and wherever I was discussed in the same vein, she was jubilant. In the subconscious, we had become emotionally attached to each other. Suddenly, one day I felt I was desperately in love with Zeenat – and wanted to say so to her! To make an honest confession, at a very special, exclusive place meant for romance. I chose the Rendezvous at the Taj, on top of the city, where we had dined together once earlier.”

Dev Anand acted, directed, produced films. Even in the 70s, he was cast in the lead role when his contemporary fellows, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar used to do senior roles.

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