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From Dev babu to Dev D

Here are some interesting facts on the three versions in discussion:

Devdas in 1955: It was while working as cinematographer on P C Barua's Devdas featuring K L Saigal in the titular part that filmmaker Bimal Roy got excited about making his own vision. Today, it's an undisputed classic.

Devdas in 2002: Devdas, which was released a year after the Oscar-nominated Lagaan was selected as India's official entry for the Academy awards. Despite reasonable international buzz and exposure, it failed to qualify.

Dev D in 2009: The idea to re-create Devdas in its modern-day avatar was Abhay Deol's brain wave. He bounced ideas with director Anurag Kashyap. Soon after, they were on board making the film.

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