Veteran actress Reema Lagoo, who personified as a lovable mother in Bollywood’s feel-good family blockbusters such as Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai(1998), died of heart attack at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday. The Television actors, Vahbiz Dorabjee, Ssharad Malhotraa, Divayajyotee Sharma , Dalljiet Kaur,Adaa Khan, Ankit Gera, and among others remembered Reema’s and her films!
Vahbiz Dorabjee – This morning it came as a huge shock because of just two days back Hum Aapke Hain Kaun was on Television and I and my family were admiring her work. In Mumbai, she lives in my building itself and this morning it was a big shock for me. I got to know that life is so unpredictable and Ii feel it was too early for her to go but none the less may her soul RIP and may god give her family strength.
Ssharad Malhotraa – I’m Still reeling in the shock of the news. It’s Too soon for her to depart. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Maine Pyaar Kiya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hain are some of the films where she stood out as a performer. I can’t recall any other woman who could portray the character of a mother so lovingly, beautifully and naturally. Life is so unpredictable so let’s just try and live in the moment and do good to ourselves and others.
Divayajyotee Sharma – I’m very shocked to hear about her demise. I met her long time ago and she is a wonderful person inside as well as outside and goes without saying she was an amazing artist who was sweetness personified. I remember her in Maine Pyar Kiya, DDLJ and many more films I loved her and feeling sad. May she rest in peace. God bless her family and give them the strength to cope up with the loss.
Dalljiet Kaur – I still want to believe it is untrue. I have heard such good things about her as a person. As an actor, I am still in awe of her persona that was so believable and motherly. I can’t believe that this is true and that we have lost someone at such young age without any ailment. Movies are so many but the ones I can watch again and again are Maine Pyaar Kiya and Kuch Kuch Hota Hain. I don’t think anyone can list favorites as she was perfect in all the films. I pray for her soul to rest in peace and her family to get the strength to go through this phase of loss.
Manish Wadhwa – Reema Ji was a very good actor. I liked her in Vastav. The way she played the role of the mother was very phenomenal, almost comparable to Mother India. May she rest in peace.
Rohan Gandotra – She is such a gentle lady. I have not got the opportunity to work with her but a close friend of mine has worked with her in Rajshri’s show Do Hanson Ka Joda. He always use to praise her for being a lady she is. I really loved her work in Hum Saath Saath Hain and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. Her characters symbolises the true love of the mother. It’s a great loss to the industry. May her soul rest in peace.
Arjun Bijlani – Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun are my favourite films. I think she was the prettiest mom both in films and tv and she was an actor par excellence.
Adaa Khan – It’s really sad! Kal Ho Na Ho and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun are my favourite films featuring her.
Ankit Gera – Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. I relate to the emotions of her character a lot of this film.
Shardul Pandit – I love her as a mother in fact when I think of onscreen mothers it’s her name that comes to my mind. I loved Hum Aapke Hain Kaun the most.
Ankit Bathla – Meine Pyaar Kiya is an iconic film and I love her lovable mother characters. It’s a big loss to the industry. May her soul RIP.
Pooja Banerjee – I liked Almost all her movies. From Kuch Kuch Hota Hain To Hum Aapke Hain Kaun to Maine Pyaar Kiya. But I loved her the most in Kuch Kuch Hota Hain. I just fell in love with her character. She was just perfect as a mother. I was shocked to learn about her untimely death.
Jyotsna Chandola – Kal ho na ho and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai are my favourites. She was a perfect motherly figure. Be it a negative character or a moden character, she had done a variety of roles. She has done all patterns and all shades that an actor can do. I also liked her character in Naamkaran.
Rishina Kandhari – Today on the set while shooting our producer Ravindre Gautam broke this sad news to us about Reema ji, I am still in a state of shock, I immediately called my friend who’s a creative on Naamkaran. She confirmed the news and said that Reema ji was shooting with them till yesterday evening and today she’s no more. I have seen all her films and TV shows , hum aapke hai kaun kuch kuch Hota hai Vastav etc also her Marathi movies, I Always had a desire to work with her but Life is so uncertain. My deepest condolences to her family. RIP Reema ji.
Jayashree Venkataramanan – I have watched a lot of her films but some how hum aapke hai kaun is the first that comes to my mind. She reminded almost everyone of an extremely loving mother.
Ridheema Tiwari – I love Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, and Hum Saath Saath hai. She was the one to break the norms of a typical sad mom..progressive roles of mom’s started post that. She looked beautiful in every frame. My heartfelt condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.
Ramman Handa – This is sad to know the sudden demise of such a great actor. She has always been living in everyone’s heart as a Motherly figure. I have loved her role in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Hum Sarah Sarah Hain because she has always been very subtle and full of charm on her face and the kind of vibes the audience get is very affectionate and pure.
Hasan Zaidi- if there was a face, a voice that one could give to an ideal image to a loving mother, a son’s confidence and warmth it was her. I feel her one of the best performance was in Maine Pyar Kiya.