Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away on May 18, 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.
Her untimely demise left the nation and her friends-fraternity in a state of shock. Reema, was seen playing the lead antagonist ‘Dayavanti Mehta’ in popular Star Plus show ‘Naamkarann’ currently.
Her untimely demise left the producers of Naamkarann with no other choice than to look for another actress to play Dayawanti Mehta on the drama.
A day after the veteran actress’ death, Ragini Shah has been finalized to play the character of antagonist Dayawanti Mehta on the Star Plus show.
Ragini was roped in after a single look test and she is starting the shoot soon, reports BollywoodLife.
A popular Gujarati theatre actress, Ragini has done many TV shows. She became popular as Bhabho’s mother-in-law in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ and later as Dugba in ‘Saraswati Chandra ‘.
Reema had shot for a major wedding track just before she died. Ragini will take over from the scene where Reema was gunned down.