Veteran actor Reema Lagoo, who is best known for playing the mother to several leading stars in films, like Hum Saath Saath Hain , Qayamat se Qayamat tak and Kal Ho Naa Ho, passed away at 3am this morning after a cardiac arrest.
Besides films, Reema also worked in some TV shows — the most recent being Naamkarann, which is inspired by the 1998 film Zakhm, based on filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s life.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt worked with actor Reema Lagoo in films such as Aashiqui, Naajayaz and Gumrah ; says it’s tragic that she’s no more. “All I can say is that she was an extraordinary actor, undoubtedly, but she was an even better human being,” says Bhatt.
B-Towners took to Twitter to mourn her sudden demise. Have a look!
We said goodbye to one another over the phone with a promise to meet again. Sad that did not happen.I thought we had time. I was wrong!! https://t.co/thuKezy4n7
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) 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
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
Grew up watching d warmth & love #ReemaLagoo ji brought out on screen. Saddened by her sudden demise.Heartfelt condolences to her family…
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 18, 2017
Saddened. RIP #ReemaLagoo. She radiated talent, beauty and such warmth. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 18, 2017
RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏼
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 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