Soon a museum on Dev Anand !

Soon a museum on Dev Anand !

Nearly six years after the death of evergreen hero Dev Anand, his son has firmed up plans to create a museum in memory of one of the finest actors Indian cinema.

  "I have been working on it, there were several issues, we are sorting out one by one and hopefully, we would have a museum soon," Devsaab's son Suneil Anand told Deccan Herald. "I am also in touch with authorities concerned," he added.
In most likelihood, the museum would be at the Pali Hill, Bandra, residence of the late superstar. A lot of things would be on display at the museum – his hats, caps, mufflers, scarfs, jackets, costumes and so on. The actor's scripts, props and posters would also adorn the place.
"The body of work that he had left is huge….we would be selectively displaying it," the junior Anand, who is also a filmmaker, said. "He had several pens and watches, all this will be there," he said, adding that Devsaab used to send personal invitations and letters to people handwritten and signed by him. "He had best of pens which we still have at our house," he said. An actor, director, writer, producer, Dev Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011) has left behind a big repertoire of work including films like Guide, Jewel Thief, C.I.D., Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Johny Mera Naam, Heera Panna, Warrant and so on. The career of Devsaab, as he was popularly know,  spanned more than 65 years, acting in 114 Hindi films, of which 92 had him play the lead hero, and he did two English films. Known for his looks, style, mannerism and unique style of acting, way-ahead-of-time films,    Devsaab's popularity  cuts across generations and his films are considered way ahead of his times.   The awards and honours that he got would also find a place in the museum. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. He was the recipient of the Filmfare Award for thre best actor for his performances in movie Kala Pani and Guide, the latter being India's official entry to the Oscars.  

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