UTV Stars paid a tribute to Dev Anand on his first death anniversary on December 3 by installing his brass statue at the Bandra Bandstand Promenade, immortalising his contribution to Indian Cinema.
Commenting on the tribute to Dev Anand at the ‘Walk of the Stars’, Nikhil Gandhi, Business Head, UTV Stars, stated, “‘Walk of the Stars’ is a way of honouring the invaluable contribution of the biggest superstars of Indian Cinema. Dev Saab is one such pillar of Hindi Cinema and will always be remembered as the ‘Evergreen Hero’. With the launch of his statue at Walk of the Stars today, we hope to keep Dev Saab, his wonderful movies and his immense contribution to Bollywood ‘evergreen’ for all his fans and many more generations to come.”
Dev Anand’s life size statue was unveiled by his son Suneil Anand and Waheeda Rahman. Rahman had made her debut with Dev Anand and the two of them acted together in seven movies, which is the highest for any actress with him.
UTV Stars ‘Walk of the Stars’ is a premium property that encompasses celebrities’ handprints on a customised slab and specially designed brass statues of iconic legendary actors.
The property was launched early this year with the felicitation of the ‘Kapoor Khandaan’. Prithiviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor’s tiles bearing their respective hand prints were installed at the Bandra Bandstand Promenade, Mumbai. And as a special honour, brass statues on a bench of the great Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor were also installed. Dev Anand’s statue will be installed alongside Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor’s statues. The UTV Stars ‘Walk of the Stars’ is open to public on all days free of cost.