Dev Anand reserves his views on Hazare movement

August 25th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Octogenatian actor Dev Anand has refrained from commenting on activist Anna Hazare’s fast for a strong anti-graft law, saying he doesn’t want to create a controversy.

“Lets not talk about politics because this is a subject which I can go on talking about. It may create controversy, which is not right at this moment,” Dev Anand told reporters at the launch of the first look of his news directorial venture “Chargesheet” here late Wednesday evening.

Anna Hazare’s fast entered its 10th day Thursday.

“In any democracy, any one can do anything - the ruling party can do anything, that’s for sure. To pass any opinion irresponsibly without thinking is not right and I will not do it,” he said.

In his heyday, the 87-year-old Dev Anand charmed audiences with films like “Hum Dono” (1962), “Guide” (1965), “Jewel Thief”(1967), “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” (1971) and “Gambler” (1971) and he still exudes the same spirit for cinema.

Produced by his home production Navketan Production, “Chargesheet” is an action thriller in which he features as a CBI officer.

Though his last few films like “Censor” (2001), “Love At Times Square” (2003) and “Mr. Prime Minister” sank at the box office, Dev Anand continues experimenting with fresh ideas to grow as a filmmaker.

“Unless you are experimenting, how can you progress? You have to experiment,” said Dev Anand.

Releasing Sep 30, “Chargesheet” also features Naseeruddin Shah and Jackie Shroff along with former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.

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