Bollywood mourns its favourite mother

Brittany BishopMay 20, 2017

She played a graceful and loving mother to superstars like Salman Khan, Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt. In her career spanning nearly four decades, Reema, Bollywood's favourite mom on-screen, worked with a lot of actors in the Marathi and Bollywood film industry.

In an acting career spanning nearly four decades, Lagoo appeared in several hit films like "Saajan", "Vaastav, "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", "Hum Saath-Saath Hain", "Deewana Mastana", "Yes Boss" and "Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon".

The Marathi actress was taken to the hospital late on Wednesday night after she complained of chest pain. Reports suggested that the lady celebrated the 200 episodes of the show and then left the sets due to her chest pain. The actor who was accompanied by his wife Kiran Rao.

Her last notable Hindi film was 2014's Ungli, in which she played mother to Randeep Hooda. She was a socially conscious person and she did a lot of work with us on the Paani project.

"I worked with Reema for the first time in a Marathi film Mukta in 1994".

She played mother to nearly every major star and acted in some of Bollywood's biggest blockbusters.

Reema Lagoo and Supriya shared an fantastic on-screen chemistry and people loved them as Devaki and Radha.

Reema Lagoo's sudden demise has saddened the entertainment fraternity and her fans across the globe. Alok Nath, who worked with Reema in many films called it a bad news and stated that it was wonderful to work with her. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of actress Reema Lagoo. I would not call her "Reema Mausi" or "Reema Tai"; she was "Reema" for me because I felt she was extremely young at heart. She was a senior actor to us, but however we never felt the divide, we always felt very warm and welcome with her. Television actor Rajesh Puri said, "I have known her since 1981".

He added - "I don't know why we have to go through this all the time".

The late actress is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actor and theatre director, and estranged husband, Vivek Lagoo.

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