Reacting to the sad demise of Bollywood actor Zohra Sehgal, filmmaker R Balki said, "Zohraji not being there is a loss to humanity, not just cinema. She was the happiest person in the world. No wonder her performances were so full of joy. Every day that I shot with Zohraji is a day I will always smile remembering. Cheeni Kum couldn't have been made with any other human being. She was 94 and a buddy! She is 102 today, and will never stop being a super happy friend to me whatever happens...including death."
R Balki worked with Zohra on his Amitabh Bachchan-Tabu-starrer film Cheeni Kum. WATCH: ZOHRA SEHGAL NO MORE