Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies

She complained of chest pain last night and was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where she breathed her last. Her demise is saddening. Her son-in-law Vinay Waikul confirmed her death and said, "She was fine but complained of chest pain around 1 pm". However, Reema passed away at 3:15 am after suffering a cardiac arrest.

"We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family".

Boman Irani: "Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more". Reema Lagoo was married to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo and the couple had a little girl Mrunmayee Lagoo. She performed as a character of a mother for many movies in Bollywood, and TV shows some of her memorable roles are in the movies like "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, ' "Kal Ho Na Ho" and 'Vaastav".

Reema Lagoo likewise did striking work in TV in well-known shows like "Tu Main" and "Shriman Shrimati". She was a brilliant actor with a heart of gold.

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One of her most successful roles was in "Hum Aapke Hai Koun.!", where she played Anupam Kher's wife and Madhuri's mother. Lagoo was a dedicated stage performer who started her acting career nearly as soon as she completed school. Starting out with television serials, she rose in prominence with the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1998) and then also starred in the hit film "Maine Pyaar Kiya" (1989). She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage.

Lagoo was seen in a controversial role in Aruna Raje's 1988 film Rihaee; and her Marathi suspense thriller Bindhast was also well appreciated. "I had the privilege of directing her.#RIPReemaLagoo", wrote Johar, who directed Lagoo in "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai".

Priyanka Chopra: RIP Reema Lagoo such a loss to art and cinema.

Starting her career as a schoolgirl in Pune, Reema soon graduated to larger roles on Marathi stage and films. Always kind, amusing and loving.

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