Zeenat Aman On How She Reacted After Mentor, Dev Anand Ignited Her Dating Rumours With Raj Kapoor

The iconic actress, Zeenat Aman shared a 3-part story about the role that the late legendary actor, Dev Anand, played in her life, and it is now winning hearts on the internet.


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Zeenat Aman On How She Reacted After Mentor, Dev Anand Ignited Her Dating Rumours With Raj Kapoor

The iconic actress, Zeenat Aman is one of the most successful actresses in the history of Indian cinema. From doing memorable roles in a series of hit films alongside mega-stars to winning numerous awards, she is one of the most celebrated actresses in Indian cinema. At the age of 19, she made her acting debut in the Hindi cinema with the film, Hulchul. However, before that, she had made her debut on the international stage with the Indo-Filipino drama, The Evil Within. In the film, Zeenat shared the screen with Dev Anand and many other international actors.

After making her debut with Hulchul in Hindi cinema, Zeenat Aman was offered a role in the film, Hungama, but both the movies bombed at the box office. It looked like it was the end of the road for Zeenat in the film industry, but at that time, Dev Anand came forward and cast her in the film, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, and it gave Zeenat the exposure, fame, and success that she was craving for. Since then, she has appeared in a series of hit films and received numerous accolades for her work.

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Zeenat Aman revealed the 'great misunderstanding' between her and Dev Anand was related to Raj Kapoor

On April 28, 2023, Zeenat Aman took to her Instagram handle and shared the much-awaited third part of her story about her friendship with Dev Anand. The actress shared a memorable picture with the late legendary actor. Along with the rare picture, Zeenat opened up about the 'great misunderstanding' between her and Dev Anand. Revealing how she always wanted to work with the iconic actor and director, Raj Kapoor and when she got an opportunity, she quickly grabbed it. However, when Dev Anand released his autobiography, Romancing With Life, he mentioned how he got upset after Zeenat started working with Raj Kapoor as he knew that something was brewing between the two.

The actress admitted in her note that it was a heartbreaking moment for her, as she never imagined that her mentor, Dev Anand would write something like this about her and Raj Kapoor in his autobiography. The actress shared how this 'great misunderstanding' between her and Dev Anand broke her, but with time she understood that 'human folly' is inevitable and every person becomes a victim of it once in their lives. Sharing her thoughts about Dev Anand, Zeenat mentioned that she forgave him and holds no grudges against him. The actress clearly stated that she would not tolerate any disrespect to Dev Anand. An excerpt from her note can be read as:

"In 2007, ‘Romancing with Life’, Dev Saab’s autobiography hit the stands. In it he professed that he was in love with me, and insinuated that Raj ji and I had more than a director-actor equation which broke his heart. To be honest, I was livid. I felt humiliated, hurt."

When Zeenat Aman revealed the way Dev Anand stopped her from leaving Mumbai after two flops

On April 25, 2023, Zeenat Aman took to her Instagram handle and posted a monochrome picture with her mentor and the man, who played an exceptional role in her career, Dev Anand. The picture was taken at Heathrow airport back in April 1972, as the two were visiting Gaumont State Kilburn in London to attend the premiere of their film, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Along with the picture, Zeenat penned a note in the caption as she shared the first part of her 3-part story about her bond with Dev Anand. The actress revealed how it was Dev Anand, who made her a star and changed her fortunes after giving her a role in Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

Further, in the note, Zeenat Aman revealed how the failure of Hulchul and Hungama had convinced her that she don’t belong to the Hindi cinema and was packing her bags to relocate to Malta with her family. However, it was Dev Anand, who persuaded Zeenat and her family to believe in his vision. The actress and her family agreed, and the shooting of the film started.

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After some days of shooting, Zeenat Aman and her family once again decided not to continue working on the film, as they weren’t entirely sure about its success and even the fact that a film used to take 2-3 years to make. But once again, Dev Anand calmed Zeenat and her family and promised them that he would direct, edit and release the film quite early. Well, they agreed, and once the film was released, Zeenat became a star overnight. Recalling the same, an excerpt from her long note could be read as:

"He promised to edit quickly and get the movie into the cinemas. Sure enough, the film released, it became a huge hit, and I became a star. My immigration plans were now indefinitely postponed, and Dev Saab started writing another script with me in mind."

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When Zeenat Aman revealed when Dev Anand asked her whether she had any 'model friends'

On April 26, 2023, Zeenat Aman uploaded part 2 of her 3-part story about Dev Anand. Well, in this part, the actress shared a rare picture of her and Dev Anand from the film, Ishq Ishq Ishq. The duo can be spotted standing at a picturesque location, and in the note, Zeenat shared her experience of working with the iconic actor and revealed that they had an age gap of 30 years. Moreover, the actress shared that Dev Anand had never seen her as a romantic lead.

She further shared how he once asked her whether she had any model friends, who wanted to be a part of their film. Soon, Zeenat spread the word, and several friends joined her, and they had a blast while shooting for Ishq Ishq Ishq. However, she also admitted that because the film featured a young cast, there were a lot of heartbreaks and love stories going on at backstage.

Further, in the note, Zeenat Aman shared how Dev Anand never contacted her despite helping her out so much in her career. The actress lauded the actor as her mentor and admitted that working with him was a ‘seamless joy’. However, at the end of her note, she shared that when everything was going wonderful on the professional front, she and Dev Anand indulged in a misunderstanding. The veteran actress didn’t spill a lot of details about it, as she promised to uncover it in the final part 3 of the story. An excerpt from the same could be read as:

"My career was booming, fresh offers were pouring in, but alas, one of these, led to the first and only misunderstanding between Dev saab and myself."

We hope Zeenat Aman posts more stories about her life in future, as it was a beautiful experience to live it all through her words. What do you think? Let us know.

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