The evergreen Hero of the Indian Film Industry, Dev Anand celebrates his 88th Birthday today. Born Dharam Dev Anand & foundly known as DevSaab, he has put in 65 years of his life in the Indian Film Industry. This Padma Bhushan awardee & Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner recently announced a sequel to his blockbuster film, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 39 years after its prequel was released. His latest movie Chargesheet, a thriller, which opens this Friday, is rumoured to be based on actress Divya Bharti’s death.
His list of hit film includes name like Baazi, Munimji, C.I.D., Paying Guest, Solva Saal, Kala Pani, Kala Bazar, Bombai Ka Babu, Manzil, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Asli-Naqli, Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai, Teen Deviyaan, Jewel Thief and Guide.
The Bollywood celebrities have been wishing him on his birthday through the social networking website, Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:-
Actor Riteish Deshmukh: “ Wishing DEV sahab a very Happy Birthday- the original Chocolate Hero- you are truly inspirational.”
Director Madhur Bhandarkar: “Wishing devanand saab many happy returns of the day,Have an EVERGREEN rocking birthday blast, Sir!!!”
Director Subhash Ghai: “Wishing a VERY HAPPY 88th BIRTHDAY to the Evergreen Dev Anand!! Your energy and charm are highly inspiring Dev Saab :)”
Actor Gaurav Kapur: “Now u may not agree with some of his recent films, but u’d agree that we could all use some of that passion & resilience. Happy bday Devsaab”
Actor Anupam Kher: “Dev Saab is one of the main reasons of me being in films. Bunked school to Watch his movies. Happy Birthday YOUNG man. You inspire us.”
Actor & Director Farhan Akhtar: “Happy Birthday Dev saab… Your joie de vivre is inspirational.”
Actor & TV Personality Koel Purie: “Happy birthday. Enjoy turning a year younger. Love.”
Producer &Director Karan Johar: “My father worked with DEV ANAND as a production controller for a decade and described him as a thorough gentleman…happy birthday devsaab!!”
The evergreen Devsaab, (itsmedevanand on twitter) replied in this way to all the wishes coming his way, “Thanks to all of you for your love and all the beautiful birthday wishes. I am deeply touched.”
Happy Birthday from bollygraph, Devsaab!!!