An unmatched innings

An unmatched innings

What does he have to say about Satyajit Ray describing him as the ultimate method actor?

Answers the legend, “Did he? I consider it a great compliment from India’s most acclaimed director. We shared a warm rapport and I feel bad I could not work under his direction. Had
I worked with him, perhaps my greatest performance would have been extracted by him.”

What about his relationship with so-called rivals Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand? “If I am a legend, so are they. We shared a mutual set of unspoken ethics, had a deep but silent regards for each others’ works and never believed in cut-throat competition. Whatever we achieved was due to merit and not publicity gimmicks. Raj with his plastic face was unforgettable in Gopinath, Jaagte Raho and Teesri Kasam, while Dev, the most handsome actor I have seen on the Indian screen was peerless in Kala Pani and Guide.”

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