Actress Reema Lagoo dies of cardiac arrest

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies
Reema Lagoo, Bollywood's beloved screen mother, dies at age 59

20 May, 2017

In numerous films and television shows she appeared in, she played the mother of the lead character. As an actor, she broke the stereotype of a mother's character. The actor had worked with her in several films including Hum Saath Saath Hai, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Maine Pyaar Kiya and Vaastav. Reema Lagoo, at the age of 59, passed away yesterday morning at 3:30 am due to a heart attack.

In a statement, Lagoo's son-in-law Vinay Waikul said, "She was complaining of chest pain, so we took her to hospital around 1 a.m".

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Veteran actor and theatre artist Reema Lagoo, known for essaying the role of a mother to popular stars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, breathed her last early on Thursday at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. She had learnt never to take success or failure too seriously and lived her life happily. He had seen the film industry since his childhood days as he was the son of well-known actress, Nutan. On the show, Ashish was a puppet in the hands of his dominating mother Dayawanti Mehta played by Lagoo. Her roles in the films with Salman as mother recreated their camaraderie with varying degrees of success in a number of hits that followed. While audiences loved watching her playing the doting mother in films, she was equally loved and accepted as an antagonist in the TV show. "It was during the shooting of 'Aashiqui" I discovered what a great actor she was. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of actress Reema Lagoo. I hoped the series would get remade into a web one and we'd work together again. 'Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. "Her demise is saddening", Modi tweeted. She is survived by her daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actress as well as a theatre director. I would irritate her with small little things, and I can't put in words the kind of friendship I shared with her.

Lastly, Mohnish Behl added that now they are quite certain that when they go there, they will miss seeing her standing on her balcony and waving at his wife.

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