Colors’ upcoming show Dev Anand has run into trouble just before its launch. The investigative thriller that has Ashish Chowdhry in the lead, is about to premiere in a week’s time.
The family of the late Bollywood actor Dev Anand raised a stink over the show’s title. After a lot of back and forth, the makers have now trimmed the title to just Dev. The overnight change in the name has also led to the launch of the show
getting pushed by a week.
A source from the production house revealed to TOI, “We received a notice from Dev Anand’s family, which was forwarded to the channel. They must have discussed the matter, following which the show got a new title. We didn’t realise that it would pose such a huge problem.”
Actor Ashish Chowdhry, who plays the titular role in the show said, “It is news to me, too. From what I know, Mr Dev Anand’s family had an issue with his name in the title. To each their own. In my personal view, it’s a tribute to a legendary actor. The name resonates with one and all and that says it all. But I understand the family’s reservations, too. I had changed my handle on a micro-blogging site to my character’s name – Dev Anand Burman. Guess it’s time to change that as well.”
Ashish shares the introductory video and first trailer of the show on his Instagram account. Watch here: