Watch: Teary-eyed Waheeda Rehman unveils brass statue of Dev Anand
Waheeda Rehman recalls Dev Anand as a ‘modern yet simple’ man at heart
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 06:40:28 GMT
Yesteryear actress Waheeda Rehman was overwhelmed with emotion while unveiling a brass statue of the late filmmaker Dev Anand in Mumbai. She said Dev Anand was ‘modern yet simple’ at heart.
“He is not here with us today and I am unveiling his statue. His name will always be remembered in the film industry forever. He will be alive in the people's heart,” Waheeda Rehman said in a breaking voice.
Dev Anand died of cardiac arrest last year in London at the age of 88. The life-like brass statue was unveiled in Mumbai exactly a year after the thespian’s death.
“When I did my first film with him (Dev Anand), he was a star but he never made me realise (that I was a newcomer) because he was so cooperative and friendly,” the 76-year-old actress recalled.
Waheeda Rehman entered the film industry with the 1956 film "C.I.D." opposite Dev Anand.
“One thing I noticed about Dev saheb was that he was modern yet simple at heart. He never had stylish cars, never had a huge birthday bash and no show offs," Rehman said.