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#CinemaTales: Can you guess where Dev Anand and Kalpana Kartik had tied the knot?

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:48 IST

Dev Anand, one of Hindi cinema's biggest legends, had a magical superstar aura. The actor, who was a producer, writer, and director, enjoyed an extremely popular relationship with the viewers.

So powerful was his charisma that he was banned from wearing black coats in public, lest women on the streets go on a stampede of sorts after setting their eyes on him.

While he reached cult status with his onscreen antics, Dev Anand believed in a private personal life that was largely low profile. Very few are aware that even his marriage was a secret affair. He was of the opinion that his marriage need not be a societal event.

While speaking to Simi Garewal on her popular chat show -- Rendezvous With Simi Garewal, Dev Anand revealed how he got married to Kalpana Kartik. He said:

"She was beautiful, bubbly, naughty and educated. We fell in love with each other on the sets of Baazi and decided to get married secretly. Why? Because isn't marriage a very personal affair? We had planned that we'll get married and will not tell anybody and then we'll throw a reception."

He described his hush-hush wedding:

"We were shooting on the sets of Taxi Driver. I had the ring in my pocket. We had asked the registrar the come there. In between the breaks when the lighting was being done on the sets, I signalled to her, we went into our departmental room, got married and came back. But, the cameraman... because she had that ring on her finger spotted the ring and said that it is breaking the continuity of the scene. He knew of my affair with her and therefore he was so confident. I said 'shutup, don't speak about this... later, let's take the shot first'. It was great fun."

First published: 17 July 2016, 4:48 IST
 
Vineeta Kumar @VineetaKumar_09

Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.

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