Marathi actress Ashwini Ekbote dies on stage while performing, tributes pour in

Ashwini Ekbote was performing at the Bharat Natyamandir in Pune on Saturday evening when she collapsed suddenly. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 23, 2016 5:20 pm
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Classical danseuse and Marathi actress Ashwini Ekbote passed away on Saturday night after suffering a massive heart attack while performing on stage in Pune. The versatile actress who has earned accolades on stage and on screen was 44-years-old when she passed away. Ashwini was performing at the Bharat Natyamandir in Pune on Saturday evening when she collapsed suddenly. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead.

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Last year, the actress had made news when she claimed her co-passenger had behaved badly with her while travelling to Pune. Ashwini Ekbote preferred to keep a low profile as an actress. Her strength was entering the skin of the character. Her chemistry with actor Sharad Ponkshe was famous. Sharad also directed her in the Marathi play ‘Eka kshanaat’.

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Ashwini’s friends from the Marathi film industry took to social media to share their shock at the news. Actress Sonali Kulkarni wrote on Twitter, “This is extremely shocking!!! Dear friend Ashwini Ekbote no more! So young, so fit, so full of life..! RIP.”

Filmmaker Bhagyesh Desai said he found it hard to accept the news, “She always treated me like a son on set. My first casting of script. Jus can’t accept that she is no more. RIP.”

Ravi Jadhav, a popular film personality who won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2009, found the news “unbelievable”. He tweeted:

Ashwini was active on the Marathi circuit, whether it is film, theatre or stage. After making her debut with Akleche Kande (2001), Ashwini went on to star in Dumkata (2007) and Baavare Prem He (2014). She was last seen Colors’ show Ganpati Bapa Morya.

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    Bheema
    Oct 22, 2016 at 10:55 pm
    RIP
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      Zorror Verdas
      Oct 24, 2016 at 12:31 am
      SO I THINK BHARATK YOU SHOULD BE DIED TOMORROW .. THEN YOU ALSO WILL BE IMMORTAL .. NO SADNESS FOR THAT .. (Y)
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        S Subramaniam
        Oct 23, 2016 at 1:05 am
        May her soul RIP
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          khan salim
          Oct 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm
          Method actors....should stop taking profession personally....
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            xyz
            Oct 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm
            I may look stupid here. Heart problems can be detected quite early. Unlike liver heart gives enough indications of trouble. She should have checked herself. When you are living such a stressful life every actor should have a complete body checkup every five years starting at the age of 35. It costs less than 10,000 rs.
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              Sheik Mohamed
              Oct 23, 2016 at 4:00 am
              Sad demise of Ashwini shocked all her fans and a great loss to Marathi Arts world. May her soul to be rest in peace. Convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.
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                t d
                Oct 23, 2016 at 4:02 am
                It is a very sad news. I pray God for her Soul to rest in peace.
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                  S.VISWANATHAN
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 12:19 am
                  A dedication in profession. Pray Guruji to keep her soul in peace. Bless her family also
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