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Late legendary actor, Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand a.k.a., Dev Anand is one of the greatest actors of all-time, and there is no doubt in saying the much-known fact that there will be no one like him ever, forever. However, not many people are aware that it was his younger brother, Vijay Anand, who had played a tremendously important part in his illustrious career. Vijay ji delivered films like Kala Bazar, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Guide, Jewel Thief, Johny Mera Naam, Tere Mere Sapne Kora Kagaz and had cemented his status as one of the greatest filmmakers of all-time. (Recommended Read: Throwback: Rishi Kapoor Revealed Exactly When Wife, Neetu Kapoor Conceived Their Son, Ranbir Kapoor)
Over the years, a lot of renowned directors and modern filmmakers had called Vijay Anand ji the 'encyclopedia of filmmaking' because of his distant vision and artistic approach in his films. From directing nerve-wracking thrillers, romantic comedies, to sentimental classics, and family dramas, he was a man, who had touched everything with elegance and perfection. Once in an interview, Vijay ji's wife, Sushma Kohli's had revealed that her husband was a shy lover in real-life, despite his excellence in romantic movies. Scroll down to know it all!
In an interview with the Filmfare Magazine back in 2018, late legendary filmmaker, Vijay Anand's wife, Sushma Kohli had opened-up about a lot of things about her marital life and had revealed the kind of lover Vijay ji was in real-life. The iconic filmmaker, who had directed some of the most famous and legendary films in the rich history of Indian cinema was an incredibly shy lover in real life. Sushma had stated that her husband, Vijay ji was a man with a calm temperament and it was her, who used to lose her cool. She had said, "Goldie (Vijay ji's nickname) and I got married in 1978 during Ram Balram's shoot. He liked my simplicity. I understood his temperament. He rarely lost his cool. I was the one who'd lose my temper. I was crazier. I'd deliberately do things to annoy him. Sometimes, he managed me. Sometimes I managed him." (Don't Miss: Unseen Picture Of Jeetendra With Ekta And Tusshar From Their Childhood Days Is All About Nostalgia)
Going further in her interview, Sushma Kohli had spilt a lot of beans about the way Vijay Anand ji used to surprise her. She had revealed, "He rarely complimented me, but when he did, it made me happy. He liked me in sarees and sometimes picked up sarees and pieces of jewellery for me. We loved to travel." The doting wifey had also recalled the best vacation they had in their whole married life and had also stated that it was her husband, Vijay ji's cute gesture that had melted her heart. She had said, "Our best holiday was in Hampstead in London just after our marriage. There were theatres across the road. We shopped a lot. Once when we were in Europe, he quietly slipped out. "Yeh lene gaya tha," he said later showing me a sweater he had bought for me."
In her rare candid conversation, Sushma ji had talked about her husband, Vijay Anand's hidden passion about which not even his die-hard fans and closed friends were aware of. The doting wifey had revealed that Vijay ji was a huge fan of travelling and had also learned the ballroom dance, Waltz. She had stated, "He had a passion for ballroom dancing, waltz and foxtrot. As a youngster, he'd travel from Chetan saab's shack to a school in Colaba to learn waltz. He did a dance with Bindu in Chupa Rustom. The song Joh main hota ek toota tara was filmed on the bonnet of a car. He also loved shirts. He'd pick a dozen at a time." Concluding her interview, Sushma ji had revealed that Vijay ji was a huge fan of watches and horses, she had concluded, "He was fond of watches and cologne and had grown fond of horses when he was working with Kalyanji Anandji." (Also Read: Unseen Childhood Picture Of Hrithik Roshan With His Paternal Family, His Innocent Look Is Unmissable)
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