'Paa' child artist Taruni cremated

PTI [ Updated 18 May 2012, 08:08:26 ]
'Paa' child artist Taruni cremated

Mumbai: The mortal remains of child artist Taruni Sachdev and her mother Geeta, who were killed in the Nepal plane crash, were consigned to flames at a crematorium here.

The deceased duo were brought here from Kathmandu last afternoon following which the last rites took place at the Santa Cruz cremation ground here at around 5.30 pm.

The two were among the 15 people killed in the Nepal plane crash on Monday.

“We are still in state of shock...don’t know what to say. I feel she was god’s daughter, and has gone to God,” Taruni’s father told reporters here.

The 14-year-old artist is best remembered for her role as Auro’s (Amitabh Bachchan) friend in the national awarding winning film ‘Paa’.

Though no celebrities attended the funeral yesterday, Vidya Balan, who essayed the role of Bachchan’s mother in ‘Paa’, said, “I don’t know how to react to this...to wake up to a news of Taruni passing away...It is very unfortunate for any parent to lose their child. And I really pray to God to give strength to her father to cope with this.”

“I remember Balki (director of ‘Paa’) used to say that she (Taruni) is like a mature actor and you put her in any situation she will manage it,” the actress said at an event last evening.

Big B and son Abhishek also condoled her demise on micro-blogging site Twitter.

India Tv Mobile Wesbite
Alludu Seenu movie review: A blessed son sans talent
Film: "Alludu Seenu"; Cast: Bellamkonda Srinivas, Samantha Ruth  more
Kick movie review: Watch this Salman Khan film and get your kick
Sajid Nadiadwala, who is marking  more
Sathuranga Vettai movie review - you're conned!
Cast: Natraj Subramaniam, Ishara Nair,  more
Begin Again movie review: Trending on unconventional choices
The film is packed with  more
Salman Khan, Big B, Saif, Kareena, Bollywood celebs who suffered media boycott (see pics)
New Delhi: Salman Khan’s much talked-about arrogance has led him to trouble...