Veteran actress Reema Lagoo, Bollywood’s most favourite mother passed away on Thursday because of a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old actress gave some of the most powerful performances and became everyone’s beloved on-screen mother.
Reema was noted for her roles in several super-hit films like ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hai’, ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’. She was an on-screen mother, but when you watched her, you felt like you were watching your own mom.
A winner of four Filmfare Awards, Reema also did some wonderful work on the small screen in TV shows like ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ and ‘Shrimaan Shrimat’. She was last seen in Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Naamkaran’.
Lagoo has done some exceptional work and here are her most memorable roles that will remain with us forever:
Maine Pyaar Kiya
This is one of those films that not only did well at the box office, but also gave Reema good exposure. The actress was seen donning the character of Salman Khan’s mother who was very traditional but very understanding. In fact, she went against her husband and supported her son and the girl he loved.
Hum Saath Saath Hai:
This modern day re-telling of Ramayan by Rajshri showed Reema playing the character of the new age Kaikeyi who sends her step son (Mohnish Bahl) away. Her charatcher in the film was a conflicted and complicated woman. The actress played her character so well that she made people emotional with her acting.
Hum Aapke Hai Kaun:
Reema’s character from this particular movie is one that everyone remembers. After all, ‘Samdhi Samdhan’ described her as a gorgeous and beautiful woman. And, that’s exactly what she was.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai:
In this film, she played the role of a very loving and caring mother to Kajol. Reema was seen playing the character of a modern mom who knew that her daughter still loved her college best friend and was unhappy with the choices she has made.
Reemas role in this film was both critically acclaimed and a hit with moviegoers everywhere. She played a very powerful gangster’s mother who was very intense and decides to takes her son’s life. She was appreciated for her performance and was honoured with a Filmfare Award for best supporting actress.
Kal Ho Na Ho:
Shah Rukh Khan and Reema Lagoo together, playing a mother-son duo in film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ is something that really touched our hearts. Her character expressed the pain of a mother losing her son to cancer in a very surreal manner. It was more than an amazing performance by Reema.