Indian film fraternity was in a state of shock when the news surfaced that veteran actress Reema Lagoo, 59, passed away due to cardiac arrest at 12-12.30 AM in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri, where she was initially admitted complaining about chest pain.
Reema Lagoo spawn 3-decade long career portraying iconic roles in TV, plays, and movies such as Kal Ho Na Ho, Jis Desh mein Ganga Rehta Hai, Vastaav: The reality, Kuch Kuch Hota hai, Prem Granth, Hum Aapke Hai kaun, Aakrosh (1980) and even on television series like Shrimaan Shrimati, Tu Tu Main Main, Do Hanson Ka Joda, Tujhe Maze Jamena and Naamkaran in both Marathi and Hindi language.
Although she was cast more for Motherly roles in all the three mediums, she is also known to be peculiar about her roles and also has a long list of roles she rejected just because they were mainstream or she felt not doing. The actress was nominated for best-supporting roles in Filmfare awards to Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashuqui, Hum Aapke hai kaun and Vaastav: The Reality. She was last heard as voice narrated character of Katyar (Dagger) in Marathi period opus Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015).
The veteran star Reema Lagoo will sure be missed by the Indian film industry and fans all over the world for her contribution to cinema, theater, and television. Here’s how several Bollywood expressed their deep condolence when they heard the news!
Arjun Kapoor: “#ReemaLagoo ji, you will be hugely missed! Strength and courage to your family and friends. RIP”
Akshay Kumar: “Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her...a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family”
Rishi Kapoor: “RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences”
Priyanka Chopra: “RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family.”
Karan Johar: “This is truly sad news...she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor...I had the privilege of directing her....#RIPReemaLagoo”
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In more details, the cremation ceremony is scheduled around 2 PM at Oshiwara crematorium and many celebs from the industry are expected to be there to pay the last farewell!
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