Read how was the “Dev Anand-Gregory Peck of India” myth born?

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#DevAnand the #GregoryPeck of India.

One day, sitting on the sets during a film shoot, #Suraiya told Dev Anand that he looked like Gregory Peck. In one later interview she would say that she was merely teasing him; in another interview, she would say that she did indeed see some resemblance. Whatever it was, the Gregory Peck tag caught on, and the rest of the crew members started calling him that too (whether teasingly or otherwise).

Anand was tickled, and rather flattered, by this comparison, and began to copy some of Peck’s mannerisms, mainly to endear himself to Suraiya. The media picked up this story and the label became public.

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