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Last Updated 23.08.2019 | 10:11 AM IST
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Bollywood mourns the death of superstar Dev Anand

Dev Anand

The evergreen actor is no more and Indian Cinema may have received its biggest set back in years. Bollywood Hungama with a heavy heart takes a look at some of the reactions celebrities have had to the sad and unexpected demise of the phenomenon called Dev Anand.

Karan Johar: “My father worked with devsaab for over 10 years. I grew up hearing about the sheer magic of DEV ANAND..RIP sir! Salute,Reverence and Respect. The industry just lost its sheen…the films just lost its charm…DEV ANAND epitomised all things celluloid give us…”

Madhuri Dixit: “Sad to hear about Dev Anand’s demise. Another icon leaves the stage. My condolences to his family. We will miss him.”

Shah Rukh Khan: “Dev sahib’s sad demise makes me feel that the film industry is incomplete & has lost its magical energy. May Allah bless his soul.”

Abhishek Bachchan: “Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity. Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad!”

R Madhavan: “RIP Dev Anand Saab.. You taught us that there is no retirement if u do not desire so..You will remain Evergreen.”

Emraan Hashmi: “Sad to hear about Dev Anand’s demise. A mean with a zeal for life. RIP.”

Arjun Rampal: “Woke up to the saddest news and an emptiness in the heart, Dev Saab the man who lived every moment to the fullest with greatest energy. RIP”

Akshay Kumar: “One of the worst years so far, evergreen romantic actor/director Dev Anand Saab, the one who romanced with life is no more, but he dies young. How many of us will have that privilege? For me Life = Dev Anand! My condolences to his family members. RIP Dev Anand Saab.”

Farhan Akhtar: “Very saddened to hear of the passing of a cinematic legend and a thorough gentleman. RIP Dev saab. Listened to ‘abhi na jao chhodkar, ke dil abhi bhara nahin..’ in loop today… What an era that was and Dev saab was it’s poster boy!”

Hema Malini: “Dev Sahab no more among us! Unbelievable, your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.”

Neha Dhupia: “Indian cinema looses a true legend… RIP Dev Sa’ab”

Shabana Azmi: “Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms.he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies. I salute his spirit.”

Dia Mirza: “Rest In Peace Dev Saab… Your chivalry, charm, optimism and your great body of work will never be forgotten.”

Vivek Oberoi: “Bollywood’s evergreen superstar Dev Anand passed away in London.The legendary actor was 88.RIP DEV SAAB.You will live forever in our hearts!”

Mahesh Bhatt: “Dev Anand is dead”. As the new dawn breaks over Mumbai I salute the memory of this star who has left left us with the glow of his smile.”

Neil Nitin Mukesh: “Just got the sad news that Dev Anand sahab passed away. I’ve always been a huge fan of his. And grown up watching his dynamic films. RIP.”

Raveena Tandon: “Sad to hear the Grand ol Gentleman of Indian cinema is no more…Rip Dev saab.”

Priyanka Chopra: “The last thing he told me was”tum humare zamane mein actress kyon nahi thi..”His charm,his energy and his zest for life..u taught us to live…Thank you Dev sahib… For being u and leaving us with ur incredible legacy…u shall be missed… RIP..”

Amitabh Bachchan: “Just back from an almost cross country tour.. Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and back to Mumbai.. but with thoughts on Dev Saheb !! As tv channels play back his glorious moments ..his songs and the music that identified Dev Anand, you realize what an ear he had !! There was never a worry in his mind ever. The only time I saw him break down was at funeral pyre of his elder brother Chetan Anand !

Boman Irani: “Devsaab will not allow heaven to be a place where angels with wings float on clouds! He will walk in and say “Wake up! let’s make a movie!!” RIP(Rest in peace) seems so inappropriate for him. Rest??? He never knew the meaning!”

Mugdha Godse: “Dev saab, RIP, we wl miss u,man with a vision beyond his time.. Ur energy wl keep inspiring us!!!”

Sujoy Ghosh: “Haven’t seen much of Dev Anand films but from I know.. his zest for life, passion for cinema and ear for music will remain as textbooks.”

Arbaaz Khan: “Dev saab will be missed by us all. He was somebody who truly defined the spirit of life and one who lived life to the fullest. RIP Dev saab”

Shirish Kunder: “Even with his last breath, Dev Anand has stolen the thunder from Tom Cruise.”

Celina Jaitly: “In the arms of an angel fly’s away r evergreen heart throb..Dev saab u’ll be missed by us all,Forever green will ur memories in r hearts be”

Jackky Bhagnani: “The ever green worked like a lion till d last day DEV SAAB is no more we will miss u sir RIP”

Milap Zaveri: “RIP Dev saab…we won’t worry about life without you coz aap zindagi ka saath nibhaate chale gaye, har fikr ko dhue mein udaate chale gaye.”

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