MUMBAI: A Dev Anand Memorial has been planned in the
newly reconstructed Anand Studio at Pali Hill, Bandra.
who was never found without a muffler around his neck
and a pen in his hand, will now be immortalised through
the many things he made popular in a one of its kind.
The memorial will house the legend's personal belongings
along with the many film manuscripts, props, posters,
slides among many other things.
Anand said, "We do plan to preserve all the valuable
memories... everything that was close to his heart.
My father had an obsession for hats and pens. It was
a part of his style statement. He was very fond of writing
and he loved collecting pens of which he had a huge
from hats and pens, the evergreen star was also fond
of scarves, sun glasses, jackets and watches. Observed
Suniel, "He used to wear Tissot watches regularly.
Those will be a part of the display in the memorial.
A lot of his written work will also be a part of it.
We want fans to know and understand the professional
and personal Dev Anand."
from building the memorial for his father, Suniel
will also be completing his last project - the remake
of Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
about the memorial, he further added, "My father
had a fetish for hats and pens. It was a part of his
style statement. He was very fond of writing and he
loved collecting pens. He had a huge collection."
memorial is expected to be opened for visitors after
Suniel has also planned to re release Guide as part
of his respect to his father. Speaking about the decision
to re-release the film, he said, "An American
company has restored Guide. It's being converted to
wide screen and we will do a fresh soundtrack maybe
in the Czech Republic. "It's a big, big responsibility.
The world is watching me. I will have to live up to