Bollywood actors starring in foreign language films is not a recent trend. One of the major examples of this is back in 1970, legendary actor Dev Anand along with Zeenat Aman starred in an English film titled The Evil Within. Zeenat Aman's official film debut is considered to be Hare Rama Hare Krishna that released in 1971, just a year after The Evil Within released, the latter therefore getting much lesser recognition in India.
The Evil Within is an Indo-Filipino film which was helmed by Lamberto V. Avellana. Lamberto is best known for Phillipinian crime film Anak Dalita. The film was produced by Rolf Bayer and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Apart from them, few known Indian faces were also a part of the movie. The movie saw Indian veteran actor Prem Nath, and surprisingly, also director Rohit Shetty's father M.B.Shetty along with Vietnamese actor Kieu Chinh, American actor Rod Perry, as a part of the cast of the film.
The film is also known as Passport To Danger and is inspired by James Bond's crime thrillers. The film has an IMDb rating of 6.4/10. It went unnoticed in the United States of America and did not release in India. However, it did release in the Philippines. The Evil Within is lensed by the renowned cinematographer Fali Mistry, who is known for his work in Nagin, Amrapali and Guide.
Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman have shared the screen space in several Bollywood films and their chemistry was loved by the audiences. Both the actors shared screen space in movies like Heera Panna, Warrant, Prem Shashtra, Darling Darling, and Ishk Ishk Ishk. Recently, Zeenat Aman also had a cameo in Ashutosh Gowariker's Panipat wherein she played the role of Sakina Begum.
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