Dev Anand and other stories What can I write about the legend, that u don’t know already. Many blogs have been posted by his fans, I know that. What I write are about some other aspects of his life, and my thoughts on the same. A famous actor, great ear for music, moving with the times, for example he starting with Hemant kumar, then moved to Rafi, Kishore, from OP Nayyar giving music for Baazi, to SD burman, to RD burman, to Rajesh Rosha who gave music for Des Pardes !!! And he made great investments in real estate, and was said in the papers that his studio, has a revenue per year of 20 crores, and his stache of movies fetching some 2 crores a year from satellite rights. So a great businessman, making money right till the end. But he outlived his usefulness, and carried on acting right till the end, when none of his older fans wanted to see his movies, all corny. Among the die hard fans of Dev anand, tell me, how many of u watched his last ten movies ? Did u pay a bauck to watch them in the theatres, or watch them on CDs. The answer is obviously no. He wanted to die with his boots on, and so he did, but that is it. He surely missed out on playing with his grandkids, of sitting back and reading the papers, of blogging, of doing so many other things that give pleasure to people of that age. He was the banyan tree under which his only son Suneil could not flower, just a movie or two and he disappeared. So very different from his friend Raj Kapoor who launched all his 3 sons. I met a character actor, now about 70, who acted in most of his movies as a character artiste, as also Amitabhs. We sat over drinks, and he told me, Dev was very egostic, he once called him to his studio and showed him the movie before release and asked him for his view, this guy said, It will not run, he said dev Got so angry and told him to get out. He regretted giving his frank view. Don’t ask me who he was please, for what he told me about other actors , was too spicy even for me to quote in my blogs, so we leave it. And now I see Tendulkar going the same way, sticking on, as is Amitabh Bachan, who though successful, dosnt want to leave the limelight, and take a back seat as did Rajendra Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, and others. In the end he made a laughing stock of himself.But well , each to their end. Dev Anand RIP. This is a pic taken by me, by my mobile which is always with me. What friendship eh ! HAHA. Look at this advt yesterday morning, the first one in DNA , which had a reward for this missing girl. The the times of india, yest itself, had this story of the girl being found.Read it.So as the advt came, the girl was found. This girl is underage, a minor, and she elopes with a boy ? Does she know what her parents must be undergoing, the mental trauma ? Which parent will want their daughter to do this ? Does the girl not have to finish her studies, do higher studies, rather than do this ? Does she think this is love ? Acc to me, this is a case of pure lust, where the boy, has charmed the girl, he does not have enough income, so the girl too is working. Is this life ? I feel sad for the parents,how much they mkust have kept this hidden, till they could hold it no more, it has been 7 months since the girl eloped. And now the girl has to go back, with reputation in tatters, nothing will happen to the boy, but the girls life is ruined, and so is the parents. Sad, wouldn’t wish it even on my worst enemy. Monkey Business Read this news, which made me laugh. Seems this monkey crossed the border and the pakis captured him or her, and put her in jail that is the zoo, or whatevrer. they suspect the monkey is an indian spy. This is becuase we had caught a piegeon coming from pakistan, suspecting it to spy for them. tit for tat eh ! since i monkey around so much, i am scared to go near the borders now. who knows eh !!! The Song kolaveri Di I think most of u have heard this song on U tube. For me I have fallen in love with the song, and the singer, who happens to be the son in law of Rajnikanth. I was telling my daughter, wish the fellow was not married, I would have loved him as a SIL, but she made a face, which said she does not like him. I liked the simplicity of the singer, Dushyant, and the carefree way he has sung the song. It seems this song has been translated in many languages in Sindhi too, but I have not seen the translations. And what surprised me was the criticism that Javed Akhtar has given to this song, saying the lyrics are lousy, the singing style is lousy. Javed thinks too much of himself, he is talented no doubt, but that does not mean u put down some who has become successful.And does javed forget that song he wrote in the movie Tezaab, Ek do teen, which madhuri dixit sang ? what was that song, the lyrics ? All crap and bull****, but it became a hit, and no one bothered with it. And the movies he wrote with Salim, what were they ? Copied, rather inspired he would say eh ! lets come down to the nitty gritty now, that he has raised the hornest whatevrer, he has got kamaljis goat. 1) Mother India – mixture of mother india and gunga jamuna 2) Deewar – based on Haji Mastan 3) Zanjeer and yaadon ki baraat - inspired by Death rides a horse, zanjeer had everything from that movie, including the locket hanging from the wrist of the villain, the dream of the horse etc. 4) Seeta aur geeta – copied from Ram aur shyam 5) Andaz – copied from the book, of Eric Segal – Man woman and child Dear javedbhai, those that live in glass houses should not throw stones at others !!! KAMAL MAHTANI ( i had written ablog recently, about the minister Maderna, how he has been taped having sex with Bhanwari Devi, and that his wife an ddaughter have supported him .) today somebody phoned me to say that if u type in google - Maderna wife and daughter, that there are some 4 lakh pages, and the first page first entry is kamaljis blog, i was very thrilled, and checked to see if it was correct , so it was, the person said, it means yrs is the most read entry, so it is first on the search list. Collor up for me eh ! HAHA u can check it out yrself on google. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE DARKNESS If what Maderna did ,with Bhanwari Devi, if only he had done in the dark, Then the CD would not have been made And he would not have gone to jail, So in a way, light and electricity spoils a persons reputation. Moral of the storu is Gande kaam andhere mein karo, Aur bijili aur izzat done bachao !!! My view of Vidya Balan in Dirty Picture is It is like Doordarshan turning into FTV !! A sardar felt like smoking a ciggie in the night. He searched all around but could not find the matches. Tired he put off the candle, and went off to sleep !!! Ata party Santa asks a pretty girl – Will u dance ? Shyly she got up, and said Yes Santa- Can I take the chair please ?