Did Reema Lagoo get her due from Bollywood? The talented actor started playing mom when she was 30

Reema Lagoo's role as a mother to actors like Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor who are older than her makes one question if the actor was really given her due in the Indian Film Industry.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 20, 2017 3:22 am
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Reema Lagoo started playing a mother’s role when she was only 30. She played mother to Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt who were only a few years younger than her. In fact, she even played mother to Rishi Kapoor who was actually a few years older than her. Ever since the news of Reema Lagoo’s sudden death left her friends and fans shocked, she is being feted as Bollywood’s favourite mother. However, the question we need to ask is whether the industry did justice to her talent.

Taking to Twitter, film writer Apurva Asrani wrote, “I wish we wrote better roles for actresses. #ReemaLagoo’s immense talent was traded in for stereotypical mother roles, from the age of 30!” Here is a break up of the actors to whom Reema played mother.

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Salman Khan: From Saajan to Hum Saath Saath Hain to Maine Pyaar Kiya, Reema Lagoo was the favourite actress to play Salman Khan’s mother. However, can you guess the age difference between Salman and Reema? It is mere eight years. In fact, Reema was a mere 31 when she played Salman’s mother in Maine Pyaar Kiya.
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Rishi Kapoor: Believe it or not, Reema Lagoo played mother to Rishi Kapoor in Shreeman Aashiq. Reema is actually five years younger to Rishi.

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Sanjay Dutt: Reema Lagoo as the mother who kills her own son, played by Sanjay Dutt, in Vaastav was probably her most iconic role. And guess what was the age difference between Sanjay and Reema? Two years.

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Shah Rukh Khan: In Kal Ho Naa Ho, Reema played a modern mother to SRK who was more a friend than mother. Shah Rukh and Reema are also eight years apart in age.

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Madhuri Dixit: You cannot imagine Hum Aapke Hain Koun without Reema Lagoo.  With Reema being only nine years older than Madhuri, it was her talent which helped her see as the mother figure in the film.

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    May 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm
    I m very sadden about the most talented actress Reema Lagoon, and we lost two most beautiful people, Vinod Khanna and Reema, Reema I will miss u coz u were the most beautiful mother on screen and in ur real life as well, Vinod Khanna the most charming man I met and his first wife as well, but shame of all these young actors and actress who only go to functions to show what they r wearing and twist and turn to make sure that they r notice, and when Vinod Khanna receive and award they all stood up, but why they did not turn at his funeral, coz these young actors and actress think their don't stink, R they really living in the real world, people don't care who u r or what u eat or where u cm frm, but cm and give repect when smone passes away I pray for them and their family to give them strength to cm to terms when u lose ur love ones May their soul rest in peace