Reema Lagoo’s death proves that life is unpredictable. The actress passed away due to a cardiac arrest late last night. Reema Lagoo was shooting for her TV serial Naamkaran till yesterday. On hearing the news Viraf Patel, who essayed the role of Reema Lagoo’s son in Naamkaran, wrote an emotional post on Facebook. In the post, Virat revealed how amazing it was to work with her and heaped praises on Reema for being affectionate.
Inspired by Mahesh Bhatt’s 1998 movie Zakhm, Naamkaran tells the story of a Hindu-Muslim couple. In the serial, Reema essayed the role of Dayavanti Mehta, Ashish’s mother. She was seen as a cunning mother who did not want her son Ashish to be with Asha (Barkha Bisht), in the serial. To ensure that Ashish and Asha stayed away from each other.
As convincing as Reema was as the antagonist, in real life she was not even close to her behaviour on screen. And this was proved through Viraf’s post. In his heartbreaking post, Viraf wrote that he had a fight with Reema a few days ago but she asked him to start afresh.
“Your smile, your tenacity, your sense of humour, your love for life, your enthusiasm for acting even after doing it for over 4 decades shone through as much as you,” wrote Viraf.
Here is his complete post:
Viraf signed the post as ‘your last on-screen son’. Reema played the role of mother to Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt among others. On learning about her death, Bollywood celebs like Boman Irani, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Riteish Deshmukh and Madhur Bhandarkar, mourned her death on Twitter. Almost everyone said she was too young and praised her acting abilities. May her soul rest in peace!
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