05 December 2011

Dev Anand Meninggal Dunia - Dev Anand Dies

Dev Anand News - Dev Anand Dies

Dev Anand meninggal dunia

LONDON 4 Dis. - Bintang romantik sepanjang zaman Bollywood, Dev Anand meninggal dunia malam semalam pada usia 88 tahun selepas mengalami serangan jantung.

Menurut keluarga pelakon itu, Dev berada di London untuk menjalani pemeriksaan doktor kerana tidak sihat sejak beberapa hari lalu.

Aktor itu dilaporkan bersama anaknya, Sunil ketika dia menghembuskan nafas terakhir.

Dev menceburi bidang lakonan pada tahun 1946 menerusi filem pertamanya, Hum Ek Hain.

Selepas filem Ziddi ditayangkan pada tahun 1947, bakat lakonan Dev mula menyinar dan terus menempa nama sebagai seorang selebriti terkenal Bollywood.

Dia yang mampu membawa apa sahaja watak turut berlakon dalam filem hit seperti Paying Guest, Baazi, Jewel Thief, CID, Johny Mera Naam, Amir Garib, Warrant, Hare Rama Hare Krishna dan Des Pardes.

Dia juga pernah menerima anugerah berprestij 'Padma Bhushan' pada tahun 2001 dan 'Dada Saheb Phalke' pada tahun 2002 bagi sumbangan luar biasanya untuk industri Bollywood.

Dev menubuhkan syarikat produksi filem, Navketan International Films pada tahun 1949 yang menghasilkan lebih 35 buah filem.

Aktor berpengalaman itu berkahwin dengan pelakon Kalpana Kartik (Mona Singha nama sebenar) pada tahun 1954 dan dikurniakan seorang anak lelaki dan seorang anak perempuan. - AGENSI


LONDON: Legendary actor Dev Anand's son Suneil was by his side when the end came. One of the ambulances took them away to a nearby hospital where Anand was pronounced dead.

Anand, 88 and in failing health, was in London for a medical check and for the UK launch of his 1950s superhit, Hum Dono, in colour. As a tribute to his remarkable career, Britain's Channel Four, a prestigious terrestrial TV service, had just concluded an Indian film season, with Dev Anand's efforts prominently highlighted. Baazi, Guide, Hum Dono and Jewel Thief were featured.

A statement on behalf of the family said: "It is with great sadness that the family of Mr Dev Anand announces his death." It went on to request "privacy until further announcements are made".

An aide of Anand said the last rites will be performed in London on Tuesday or Wednesday.

It is, however, likely that the government of India via its high commission in London will offer to take his body back to Mumbai.

A final decision regarding this will be taken after his wife Kalpana Kartik, once also his co-star, and daughter Devina arrive in the British capital.

In his halcyon days, with his hair set in a puff and his loose-limbed half runs, were trademarks that sent his fans into a tizzy.

A contemporary of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, Anand exuded a younger and modern image. In a famous interview to CNN in the mid-1990s, he was asked what he thought about be-ing compared to the Hollywood star Gregory Peck.

He replied, "Gregory Peck was Gregory Peck. At this stage I would rather be Dev Anand."

Anand studied at Government College, Lahore's premier graduate school. Indeed, in the late 1990s, he accompanied the then prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on a sentimental visit to this city, where he was predictably mobbed by Pakistanis.

Madhuri Dixit: Sad to hear about Dev Anand's demise. Another icon leaves the stage. My condolences to his family. We will miss him.

Abhishek Bachchan: Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity.Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad!

Poonam Pandey: Life is like a poker game; it’s not what you’re given, it’s how you use it.- The Gr8 Gambler - RIP Dev Anand

Shabana Azmi: Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms. He will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies.I salute his spirit.

Sudha G Tilak Delhi

Dev Anand was the first hero of India cinema who was a happy figure.

The heroes of post-independence era cinema were solemn and grave like Dilip Kumar or tragic underdogs like Raj Kapoor.

Dev Anand ushered in positivity. He made the Indian leading man look dapper and debonair and playful and romantic.

His dashing looks and makeover included a quiff, neckties and hats jauntily perched on his head with a stick he liked to twirl. He dressed like a gentleman of leisure and smiled and joked with his leading ladies.

His early success had him playing a rake and bad guys with a magic touch with women who found his appeal irresistible.

He was called Mr Charming and later with his magic pairing with actress Madhubala he was called the Adonis of Indian cinema. Though he had a long standing marriage his image of a ladies' man was one he wore with elan.

Some of the actresses he introduced to Bollywood went on to become some of the most famous on the South Asia screen.

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