Kathmandu pays tribute to Devanand
From Shirish B PradhanEvergreen Bollywood star Devanand was on Friday paid a special tribute in a fuction here for making Nepal popular through his films 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and 'Johnny Mera Naam'.
Devanand, who died last year, first visited Nepal in 1954 to attend the coronation ceremony of late King Mahendra. He last visited the country in May 2008 where he was felicitated at a grand function.
"Devanand is an evergreen personality of Bollywood, who helped promote people to people relations between Nepal and India through his films," said Jayat Prasad, Indian Ambassador to Nepal.
Organised by Indian Embassy in association with B P Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, the event was attended by leading Nepalese artists including first actress of Nepal Bhuvan Chanda, popular actor Sunil Thapa and producer director Prakash Sayami.
Devanand shot 'Hare Ram Hare Krishna' in Nepal in 1971, which helped promote Nepal as shooting destination for bollywood films. His two other films 'Johnny Mera Naam' and 'Ishq Ishq Ishq' were also shot in Nepal, Sayami said.
'Hare Ram Hare Krishna' and 'Johnny Mera Naam' will be screened on Sunday as part of the tribute to the actor. PTI