After the shocking demise of Reema Lagoo early this morning, several TV and Bollywood celebrities have expressed their grief and paid tribute to the veteran actress. Reema Lagoo breathed her last in the wee hours of Thursday at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), in Andheri west, where she was rushed shortly after midnight.
Reema became famous for portraying the "middle-aged, modern, but understanding mother" to some of the biggest stars in the industry on both big and small screens. At one time she was almost known as Salman Khan's mother. Reema was noted for her roles in several blockbusters like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Aashiqui, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Maine Pyar Kiya, Kal Ho Na Ho, Vastaav, Saajan, Rangeela and Kya Kehna, etc.
On television, she was seen in prominent roles in Khandaan, Shrimaan Shrimati, Tu Tu, Main Main, Do Aur Do Paanch, and the latest ongoing serial Naamkaran.
Here is what the celebrities had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo's passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!
Madhur Bhandarkar: "Sad to hear about Reema Lagoo. Remember working with her as an associate director in 'Rangeela'. A talented actress and a warm person. RIP."
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 18, 2017
Boman Irani: "Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving. Saddened. RIP"
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
Always kind, funny and loving.
Ashoke Pandit: "It's shocking to know about the sad demise of Reema Lagooji. Industry has lost a wonderful human being and a great actress. RIP."
Kunal Kohli: "I am shocked to hear about Reemaji. RIP Reema Lagoo. One of warmest, nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking and sad."
Shriya Pilgaonkar: "Reema Maushi passed away early this morning. A big loss. A personal loss. Known her since I was a child . RIP...Reema Lagoo. Miss you."