Reema lagoo played the role of ‘Dayawanti Ben’ in the show. When the cast and crew came to know about her sudden demise, they were baffled. TV actor Viraf Patel, who played the role of her son in ‘Naamkarann’, could not believe this.
According to news in TOI, Viraf Patel burst into tears while talking to the portal on phone. He said “I was just talking to a colleague from Naamkarann and got to know that she was working till last evening. I can't believe that she is no more with us. She was such a hardworking and meticulous lady. She was one of the most gorgeous ladies that I have ever met. She was majestic at her work and we all used to blush just looking at her when she used to give her shots. It is a heartbreaking news for me.”
Dear Reemaji, Strangely, late last night while you may have been grappling with your last breadth i was awake going through the stills of #naamkarann and guess what i stumbled upon? This photograph i had pulled aside, to send it to you. But now I wake up to news of you moving on to another form; another world and my hands have a strange tremble as i type this. This picture for me is our most special picture, amongst many others as it somewhat captures the quiet offscreen bond we had. The love and authority you would scold me with, encourage me with, guide me with, be mad at me will always remain special. Your smile, your tenacity, your sense of humour, your love for life, your enthusiasm for acting even after doing it for over 4 decades shone through as much as you. Am so glad we made up the last time we fought and i got to say sorry and you said lets make a new beginning Viraf, am so glad I got a chance to work all those hours with you and learn from you, all that i did. Am just very sorry for not sending you this pic earlier but am sure eventually you will see this note and picture, in your own way just the way you managed to do so most things that didn’t meet your gorgeous eyes. till then .. #withlove your last (onscreen) son
TV actress Gulfam Khan too could not control her tears as she talked about Reema Lagoo with TOI. She said , “I am devastated after hearing the news. I am not able to come to terms with the news. She was shooting with us till 7 pm yesterday. Reemaji was in such a good mood as we all were shooting for the sangeet ceremony. She had a bad throat so was not able to talk much. Life is so unpredictable."
Zain Imam, plays the role of Neil, posted this video on Instagram.
A very humble human being. I still remember i used to tease you and that pat u would give me on my back. A god mother to half of #bollywood and a mentor to us. It was indeed a pleasure working with u ma'am #rip #Reemalagoo ji # May u shower ur blessings on us from heaven P.s:I would still remember u as kokkie ji from #shreemaan shreemati Love you ma'am
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Reema Lagoo is known for her role as mother in hit films like, ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kon’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Vastav’.
He one of the best roles was of mother-in-law in Star Plus’ show ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ with Supriya Pilgaonkar playing her daughter-in-law. She also won the Best Actress in a Comic Role Award for this show.