The BBC Asian Network has invited the veteran Bollywood actor Dev Anand for an interview on July 7. The evergreen star will be interviewed at the London's Radio Theatre by Sonia Deol, an Indian-born TV anchor. The 86 year old actor has a career spanning more than six decades in Bollywood. He has acted in many hit films like the Taxi Driver, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Ziddi, Johnny Mera Naam, Guide, Jewel Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.As a director and producer, Dev Anand has given many newcomers a chance, which includes the big names like Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim. Zeenat was introduced by Dev in his directorial venture Hare Rama Hare Krishna. She played the role of his sister, who was seen pot-smoking and sporting mini-skirts. The actress turned into an overnight sensation after the film.
Both Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim had made it to the top list during their time. The veteran is also well known as a good story teller, who can recall beautifully his career in films and his experience with the co-stars.
The BBC Asian Network is also conducting a random draw of tickets for the recording. Interested audience can enter the random draw at any point of time before 12 noon on Thursday. The lucky winners will be watching the recording and can talk to Dev Anand after the interview, we can see the news posted in the BBC network's website.
Story first published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 14:44 [IST]