Bollywood’s favorite mother Reema Lagoo breathed her last 3 days ago and it is a loss no one can repay. With her simplicity and a unique style, she has left a legacy behind.
While a lot of members of the film fraternity have paid her a tribute, Renuka Shahane has written an emotional post about her which will make you teary. She even went on to share a few old photographs of the late actress which she clicked during that time.
Read her full post here:
Reema Tai….the first time I met you, many, many years before I got to work with you in films, was at your home. You had made amazing “matkichi usal”. I couldn’t take my eyes off you…..you were so beautiful. Then I saw you on stage….” Savita Damodar Paranjape” ” Ghar Tighancha Hava”….you were outstanding…..what an immensely powerful actress you were on stage! I was in awe of you….a huge fan. I wouldn’t have imagined I would get the opportunity to work with you a few years down the line.“Hum Aapke Hain Koun”….I played your daughter. I would joke with you that I wasn’t suited to play your daughter since you are so beautiful….”मी नक्कीच looks department मध्ये Anupam Kher वर गेल्ये”. You would laugh full-throated at this comment, slap me playfully and say “काहीतरीच काय!”
We used to share our Tiffin boxes, make-up rooms…..you were protective of me…..if an actor became too friendly you would help me get out of any such situation…..I could spend hours watching you get ready. Though you would want to get ready as fast as possible because you didn’t much care for spending time on make-up. You didn’t need it much because you were naturally so beautiful.Once I got my camera and asked your permission to click your photos in black & white…..you were a bit embarrassed but allowed me to experiment with what I wanted to do.…I wanted to take a picture of you in the mirror…..You were thrilled with the photos….but they didn’t do justice to your beauty…..And the Hindi films you did didn’t do your immense talent justice….and life hasn’t been just in snatching you away so early!I’m sharing the black & white photos I clicked with a very heavy heart…..the last thing I wanted was to share them as an obit to you. Rest in eternal peace my beautiful Reematai.
Also published on Medium.