Bollywood was quick to pay tribute to Dev Anand as news of his death quickly echoed around the world. The likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar all paid tribute to the legend.
Amitabh Bachchan: An era has come to an end. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again. He never gave up belief, his joy of life.”
Shah Rukh Khan: Dev sahib’s sad demise makes me feel that the film industry is incomplete & has lost its magical energy. May Allah bless his soul.
Akshay Kumar: ‘One of the worst years so far, evergreen romantic actor/director Dev Anand Saab, the one who romanced with life is no more, but he dies young. How many of us will have that privilege? For me Life = Dev Anand! My condolences to his family members. RIP Dev Anand Saab,’
Farhan Akhtar: ‘Very saddened to hear of the passing of a cinematic legend and a thorough gentleman. RIP Dev saab.’
Abhishek Bachchan: ‘Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity. Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad!’
Arjun Rampal: ‘Woke up to the saddest news and an emptiness in the heart, Dev Saab the man who lived every moment to the fullest with greatest energy. RIP’
Hema Malini, who had worked with Dev Anand as his heroine: ‘Dev Sahab no more among us! Unbelievable, your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.’
Neha Dhupia: ‘Indian cinema looses a true legend… RIP Dev Sa’ab’
Shabana Azmi: ‘Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms.he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies. I salute his spirit.’