India woke up to a profoundly grieving news of demise of legendary actress Reema Lagoo. Few hours after returning home from the sets of her ongoing television serial Naamkaran, she complained of an acute chest pain. She was immediately rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she lost the battle of life.
A fine actress who loved her life, Reema ji was fondly known for her ever glowing smile and passion for acting among her co-stars. The entire film fraternity is deeply shocked to know about her sudden demise and is taking to social media to pour in their heartfelt condolences. Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Mahesh Bhatt, Riteish Deshmukh immediately expressed the grief on Twitter.
Reema ji started her career in late 70’s and was an eminent face in both Marathi and Hindi film industry. In her career spanning over 40 years, she played notable supporting roles especially that of mother of the lead character. Her kind and generous roles of supportive and understanding mother in the films made her the most favourite Bollywood mom among masses.
Here are 7 most memorable mother roles she played!
Maine Pyar Kiya: Here she played the role of an understanding mother of Salman Khan. She supported her son’s love for a girl despite the immense pressure from angry husband to break their bond.
Kal Ho Na Ho: Here, she was a brave mother who watched her son dying – probably, the hardest thing a mother can ever witness. Our hearts kept sinking by imaging her pain but she always showed up with a brave smiling face.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Kajol’s mother wanted her to move on from her first love (SRK) and marry Salman. But at the same time she wanted her to be happy with the decision as well. Her dialogue, “Meri beti apni zindagi se pyaar nahi samjhauta karegi, aisa toh maine kabhi socha nahi tha”, says it all about her absolutely adorable role that she played.
Vaastav: This role made her win Fourth Filmfare Award for best supporting actress. Reema Lagoo here played the role of mother of a gangster, Sanjay Dutt. Even after acute convincing and endless requests Sanjay Dutt refused to leave this criminal profession. And this mother killed his son.
Hum Saath Saath Hain: Lagoo played the mother of Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Mohnish Behl and Neelam – a happy mother who always longed for a united family but was torn between her step-son and biological children. Her similar role in yet another multi-starrer film Hum Aapke Hain Koun also won our hearts.
Life is so unpredictable! Isn’t it?
You will always be missed Reema ji!