New Delhi: Deepti Naval says her directorial venture `Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish`, which is expected to hit screens next year, will be a homage to the late Dev Anand.
The film, now in its post-production stage, is about the intertwining lives of an ageing prostitute (Manisha Koirala), her wheelchair-bound child (Naval`s nephew Sanaj) and a struggling songwriter (Rajit Kapur).
According to Naval, `Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish` explores the complexity of relationships in today`s society, where, above all, the human bond survives.
"I wanted to show my film to Dev saab. I told him about it. But as he was busy with his film `Chargesheet`, he could not see it. Now as homage, I want to dedicate my film to him," the versatile actress, who has just come out with her book of short stories `The Mad Tibetan: Stories From Then and Now`, told reporters.
She said there has been a slight delay in the release of her film and hoped that it will hit the screens next year.
She is also excited about acting with Farooque Shaikh in `Listen Amaya`.
"He has been a wonderful co-star and it`s great to have another opportunity to work with him," says the actress who made her debut in `Ek Baar Phir` (1979) and has acted in more than 60 films since then.