Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar paid emotional tributes to veteran movie and theatre actress Reema Lagoo, who died here early on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.
The 59-year-old artiste breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri west, where she was rushed shortly after midnight.
The actor was famous for playing mother’s roles in both movies and television. Her most popular movies were “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, “Hum Saath Saath Hain”, “Maine Pyar Kiya” and “Kal Ho Na Ho”.
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!
Priyanka Chopra: RIP Reema Lagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family.
Akshay Kumar: Saddened to hear about the demise of Reema Lagoo, had the opportunity to work with her… A fine actress and person. Prayers to the family.
Karan Johar: This is truly sad news…she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor…I had the privilege of directing her…RIP Reema Lagoo.
Ashutosh Gowariker: A sad sad day for all three mediums of theatre, film and TV. Reema Lagoo ji was a wonderful person and a truly versatile actress!! Will miss you!
Farah Khan: So terribly sad to hear Reema Lagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences to her family.
Alia Bhatt: So so sad to hear about Reema Lagoo ji! Such a phenomenal actor and a lovely warm person! I have always loved and admired her work. Shocked!!
Sidharth Malhotra: Very sad to know about Reema Lagoo ji passing away,the warmest n most loved mother on screen RIP.
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.
Boman Irani: Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving. Saddened. RIP.
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: Am shocked to hear about Reemaji. RIP Reema Lagoo. One of the 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 SaasuMaa Reema Lagoo. Miss you.
Riteish Deshmukh: Shocked and saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema and on stage. RIP.
Aftab Shivdasani: Really sad news of Reema Lagoo ji being no more. Prayers for her and her loved ones.