Actor-filmmaker Vishal Anand passes away
He is best recalled for Kishore Kumar classics in the films Chalte Chalte and Dil Se Mile Dil, both of which he also produced
Veteran actor-filmmaker Vishal Anand has passed away after a prolonged illness, at the age of 82.
Anand died on Sunday, and the news of his demise was confirmed on Monday by trade analyst Girish Johar. "Another Sad News... Vishal Anand ji is no more RIP. Sad News. Chalte Chalte, Dil Se Mile Dil both have memorable music," he tweeted.
Nephew of legendary actor Dev Anand, Bhishm Kohli was known by his stage name Vishal Anand. He was seen in films such as Chalte Chalte (1976), Taxi Driver (1973) and Dil Se Mile Dil (1978). Video jockey-actor Purab Kohli is his nephew.
Vishal Anand is best recalled as the actor on whom the Kishore Kumar classics Chalte chalte mere yeh geet yaad rakhna (Chalte Chalte) and Yeh naina yeh kaajal (Dil Se Mile Dil) were picturised. Both these immortal songs were composed by Bappi Lahiri and written by Amit Khanna.
Vishal Anand had also produced Chalte Chalte and Dil Se Mile Dil. He directed Maine Jeena Seekh Liya (1982) and Kismet (1980), besides Dil Se Mile Dil.