View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Title: Romancing with Life: An Autobiography. Dust Jacket Condition: New. With the death of Dev Anand in December , Bollywood lost its most passionate, most charismatic romantic hero. In Romancing with Life, Dev Anand tells his remarkable life story no less dramatic and gripping than any of his films as only he could.
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The man who epitomized the so called spirit of life and had the inexhaustible energy to go on has bid us adieu. Even though Dev Saab, as he was fondly called, was 88 years old or 88 years young as he would have liked to be called , the news of his passing away came as a shock and disbelief. I watched one and soon I was hooked to the rest. A movie ahead of its time — dealing with the subject of adultery. A debonair actor whose good looks and handsome persona overshadowed his acting on screen.
A list of his movies, the themes that he picked, the music directors he worked with, the lyricists that he backed all prove the same. His films and his songs have a shelf life like no other. Nonetheless, I did always admire his passion for life and his sanguinity.
He lived and breathed movies. Even though he was panned by his critics for casting himself in the lead in all his movies despite his age, he just ignored all and carried on. In a split second your mind crosses millions of miles, weaving together stories and characters from anywhere in the world.
His production company Navketan International Films which was established in churned out more than 30 movies. That is my attitude. I have no complaints against anyone, no remorse … one should just move on. And keep working. That is how life is for me. Did he live in his own world or was he an eternal optimist? I am as excited as I was in my 20s. I have so many things to do. Unlike many others in the Hindi film industry, he vociferously opposed the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the country in He also campaigned against her in the General Elections.
Born in Gurdaspur, in an undivided Punjab and having studied in Lahore, this was a chance to revisit his roots. I was sad, very sad, I cried.
‘Romancing life’ – the Dev Anand way
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Dev Anand still romancing with life
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