Tu Tu Mai Mai actor Reema Lagoo died on Thursday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old actor was currently working on Mahesh Bhatt’s television show Namkarann and shot for an episode of the show till Wednesday evening. The sudden demise of the actor who has her name associated with many Bollywood hits and iconic TV shows has left the Indian film industry shocked and saddened.
Akshay Kumar who played Reema’s son in 1994 film Jai Kishen took to Twitter to express his deep condolences on the death of his co-actor. He wrote, “Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her…a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family.”
Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her…a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 18, 2017
Though Amitabh Bachchan never shared the screen space with the late actor but is in all praise of her acting talent. Also, senior Bachchan is shocked to hear about Reema’s death at such a young age. “T 2428 – Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo’s passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!”
T 2428 – Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo’s passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2017
Alia Bhatt wrote, “So so sad to hear about Reema Lagoo ji!Such a phenomenal actor & a lovely warm person! I have always loved & admired her work. Shocked!!”
So so sad to hear about Reema Lagoo ji!Such a phenomenal actor & a lovely warm person! I have always loved & admired her work. Shocked!!
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) May 18, 2017
PM Narendra Modi too remembered Reema as a versatile actor as he condoled the death of the actor. PMO India tweeted Modi’s statement, “Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences: PM.” Congress President Sonia Gandhi too expressed her solidarity to the family and friends of the veteran film, stage and television actor. “A household name, (Reema) Lagoo was a versatile actress who portrayed an array of heart-warming characters on screen and had always left a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of the viewers,” Sonia Gandhi said.
Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 18, 2017
Rajshri Productions of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya too tweeted the news of Reema’s demise.”#ReemaLagoo passed away early this morning. May her soul rest in peace,” read the tweet. Karan Johar, who directed Reema Lagoo in Kal Ho Na Ho, wrote, “This is truly sad news…she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor…I had the privilege of directing her….#RIPReemaLagoo.”
— Rajshri (@rajshri) May 18, 2017
Here are others who condoled the sudden demise of Reema Lagoo:
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
I wish we wrote better roles for actresses. #ReemaLagoo‘s immense talent was traded in for stereotypical mother roles, from the age of 30!
— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) May 18, 2017
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
So terribly sad 2hear #ReemaLagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences 2 her family
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) May 18, 2017
She was the quintessential mother..really shocking and sad.R.I.P #ReemaLagoo🙏🏻😞thoughts and prayers go out to the family 🙏🏻
— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) May 18, 2017
Rip reemaji 🙏🏼 #ReemaLagoo 🙏🏼
RIP Reema Lagoo!