A string of Bollywood faces like Boman Irani, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Riteish Deshmukh and Madhur Bhandarkar among others have paid tributes to veteran film, stage and television actress Reema Lagoo, who died early on Thursday following a cardiac arrest. The film fraternity expressed shock on the news of the sudden death of Bollywood’s favourite Maa Reema Lagoo. Apart from them, celebrities including Boman Irani, Kunal Kohli, Ashoke Pandit, Avinash Gowariker also expressed their grief on social media platform.
Reema Lagoo passed away following a cardiac arrest early on Thursday morning. The 59-year-old Marathi TV and stage actress breathed her last at a private hospital where she was rushed shortly after midnight. The actor was famous for playing the ‘mother’ in both movies and television.
Reema Lagoo started her journey with TV and gained popularity on the big screen with the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, in which she played the role of Juhi Chawla’s mother. Her most popular movies and television shows were Kal Ho Na Ho, Tu Tu Main Main and Shriman Shrimati. Not only in Hindi, she played a lead role in the Marathi serial Tuza Maza Jamena. Mostly playing a middle-aged mother in films, earlier in her career she also played a dancer in Aakrosh (1980) and a cold-hearted businesswoman in Yeh Dillagi (1994).
Check out the celebrities reaction here:
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.
Always kind, funny and loving.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
Am shocked to hear about Reemaji RIP #ReemaLagoo
One of warmest,nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking & sad
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 18, 2017
— Avinash Gowariker (@avigowariker) May 18, 2017
One of the most charming, kind faces on the big screen…. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed sorely. Gone too soon.
Woke up to this terrible shocking news. Cannot believe it still. Reema Lagoo has passed on. Shattered. Prayers. RIP we have lost a gem
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) May 18, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 18, 2017
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
T 2428 – Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo’s passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2017
So so sad to hear about Reema Lagoo ji!Such a phenomenal actor & a lovely warm person! I have always loved & admired her work. Shocked!!
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) May 18, 2017
Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her…a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 18, 2017
Heartfelt condolences to bereaved family of union environment minister Anil Dave ji.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
Meanwhile, Alok Nath who shared the screen with the actress in films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain finds the sudden demise of Reema Lagoo a horrible news. He said that he is too sad to think about anything.
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