Everybody – fans and the film industry – is crestfallen after the sudden demise of legendary actress Reema Lagoo. The 59 year old veteran actress, fondly called as Reema Tai lost her life to cardiac arrest on Thursday night.
The entire industry is in a deep shock and has been pouring in their deepest condolences on the social media. Each one of them is sharing some fond memories of her, which absolutely signify that she was a pure soul. In her career spanning over 4 decades, she worked with eminent actors and delivered some iconic roles mostly that of a mother of the protagonist. Films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Maine Pyar Kiya and Kal Ho Naa Ho made her the most loved mother of Bollywood.
Renuka Shahane, who played Reema’s daughter in Hum Aapke Hain Koun, took it to Facebook and shared the most heart-warming tribute. Renuka shares how she was truly mesmerised by Reema ji’s eternal beauty and once turned photographer to capture a glimpse of it. Reema Lagoo was as protective as a real mother but her sense of humour game was also always on point.
Have a look at the most emotional tribute to exceptionally talented Reema Lagoo so far!
“Reema Tai….the first time I met you, many, many years before I got to work with you in films, was at your home. You had made amazing “matkichi usal”. I couldn’t take my eyes off you…..you were so beautiful. Then I saw you on stage….” Savita Damodar Paranjape” ” Ghar Tighancha Hava”….you were outstanding…..what an immensely powerful actress you were on stage! I was in awe of you….a huge fan. I wouldn’t have imagined I would get the opportunity to work with you a few years down the line.
“Hum Aapke Hain Koun”….I played your daughter. I would joke with you that I wasn’t suited to play your daughter since you are so beautiful….”मी नक्कीच looks department मध्ये Anupam Kher वर गेल्ये”. You would laugh full throatedly at this comment, slap me playfully and say “काहीतरीच काय!”
“We used to share our Tiffin boxes, make-up rooms…..you were protective about me…..if an actor became too friendly you would help me get out of any such situation…..I could spend hours watching you get ready. Though you would want to get ready as fast as possible because you didn’t much care for spending time on make-up. You didn’t need it much because you were naturally so beautiful,” she added.
“Once I got my camera and asked your permission to click your photos in black & white…..you were a bit embarrassed but allowed me to experiment with what I wanted to do….I wanted to take a picture of you in the mirror…..You were thrilled with the photos….but they didn’t do justice to your beauty…..And the Hindi films you did didn’t do your immense talent justice….and life hasn’t been just in snatching you away so early!
I’m sharing the black & white photos I clicked with a very heavy heart…..the last thing I wanted was to share them as an obit to you. Rest in eternal peace my beautiful Reematai”
We are in tears! RIP Reema ji!