On Dev Anand as her muse..

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By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Dec. 7 -- We met artist Anjanna Kuthiala at an event in the city recently. It is then that she told us about her painting that she had made for veteran actor Dev Anand, who died recently in in London, due to a cardiac arrest.

"I had done the painting when Dev Anand's autobiography released in the year 2007. He gave me his picture and then I met him several times in Mumbai to know more about him," said Kuthiala.

The artist says she usually doesn't paint men but was bowled over by the evergreen entertainer, and felt that she had to paint him.

"When I told Dev Anand that the only other man I've painted is actor Shah Rukh Khan, he replied by saying that he has to be special to be painted by someone who has painted Shah Rukh," she said.