Saira Banu recalls funny moments with Dev Anand; Shares how he was once mistaken as Shammi Kapoor by fans!
Dev Anand is easily considered as one of the most enriched superstar of the old Bollywood era. The man who have ruled the iconic ages of 40's till the 70's has given more than 100 blockbuster Bollywood classics to the early filmy fanatics. His more than century movies have lasted for a whopping six decades and still continuing. On Tuesday, 26 September, the starry star would have completed his 100 years of fame if breathed but unfortunately, the late star has lived his last days in 2011 and gone to the forever land of heavenly bodies.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, veteran actress Saira Banu has taken her worthy time out to share few unforgettable memories with the late gone star. Saira ji has taken over her Instagram to share a series of musical glimpses where she elaborated numerous instances she has experienced with Dev Saab.
Firstly, when Dev Anand fell into the sea water! the actress quoted, "We were shooting in a small, dingy boat in the middle of the sea, Dev Saab was getting uncomfortable with the swinging boat and once he toppled out of the boat and fell right into the sea water. At that time I had this terrible habit of giggling and laughing uncontrollably for minutes together. We pulled him out of the water into the dingy boat and my laughter wouldn’t stop. Dev Saab for the first time looked so angrily at me that I could’ve frozen!"
Another incident that paved a crazy attention from the masses where she shared the experience of Lebanon from the past. She wrote, "Another incident happened at Baalbek, Lebanon where I was singing a song in the resplendent ruins and a huge crowd of foreigners gathered around to watch the shoot," she started off. Continuing to her clearance she further told, "Apparently “JUNGLEE” had been popularly released over there and the crowd was shouting out to us “SHAMMI KAPOOR…….SHAMMI KAPOOR” Oh God- --- they had mistaken Dev Saab for Shammi Kapoor. Just imagine the big heartedness of Dev Saab that he played around to them, waving his hands, smiling at them and saying Yes…Yes…..Hello…..Hello. I am Shammi Kapoor. How big hearted he was."
She left no chunks on bringing out light of Dev's enigmatic character. Saira banu thirdly expressed his jolly nature and recalls the memory when he was writing and self directing 'Prem Pujari'. "Everyday he narrated what he wrote brimming with pride and happiness “Saira….. You have to do this film with me”. And as we shot throughout Europe, Dev Saab fixed Rome as the point where he would wind up the script and Dev Saab determined that Naseemji and I would go out in Rome and have dinner to celebrate. We did exactly that" she continued.
On the fourth, the icon has shared an incident which both of them has been through on the sets of 'Pyar Mohabbat'. While sharing the incident she wrote, "We had to show a storm happening on the ship in the same shooting, the set was tilted to such extreme levels that Dev Saab and I both crashed through sheer Twelve Feet glass windows and were cut up badly. By the grace of God we got away lightly."
- PTC PUNJABI