Reema Lagoo’s ‘Naamkarann’ co-stars Barkha Bisht, Sayantani Ghosh and others mourns on her death



Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest. After the actress complained of chest pain on Wednesday night, she was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she breathed her last.


Reema Lagoo was currently seen on the hit TV show “Naamkaran”, was shooting for the show till 7 PM yesterday (May 17) and had left for home after wrapping up the shoot.

Actors from her show including Barkha Bisht, Sayantani Ghosh Viraf Patel, Zain Imam and Gulfam Khan still can’t believe the news.

Gulfam Khan, who plays Fatima Bano, couldn’t control her tears while talking about Reema Lagoo. She says, “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.”

She added further, “This is not the first time we were working together. We earlier worked on Do Haason Ka Joda and there also we played samdhans. She was such a wonderful lady and she was the closest one on the sets to me. I shared a great rapport with her. She was an elder sister to me. Everyone used to address her as Maa on the sets. Once she got food for me which was her especiality. I will be attending her last rites today.”

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Zain Imam, who plays the role of Neil shared a message on Instagram and wrote, “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.”

Sayantani Ghosh, Barkha Bisht Sengupta and child actor Arsheen Maandaar shared their memory of working with Reema Lagoo.

 Sayantani Ghosh (Neela Ashish Mehta): “There are lots of great memories with her and I won’t be able to put down those memories in words. I will miss her a lot.”
Barkha Bisht (Ayesha Haider ): “She was one of the lively people on our set. She did not like any kind of nonsense. She used to share her experience on the set. We have lost a person who was full of fun and intelligence.”
Arsheen Maandaar (Avni Ayesha): ” I used to call her dadi and in return she used to call me dadiji. I was sleeping when my mom came to me and said that Reema Tai has left us. I was shocked to hear the news. On the set, she used to pamper me a lot. Whenever I wasn’t keeping well, she was the one who used to be by my side. There are lots of good memories with her and every moment spent with her will be special for me.”
Naamkarann producers have called off the shoot of the show today.