Alok Nath remembers Reema Lagoo: Can’t come to terms with her death; she left us too soon
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Alok Nath remembers Reema Lagoo: Can’t come to terms with her death; she left us too soon

Veteran actor Alok Nath was in Srinagar when he got the news of Reema Lagoo’s death, says he was shattered and switched off his phone

bollywood Updated: May 19, 2017 14:25 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Alok Nath,Reema Lagoo,Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Actors Alok Nath and Reema Lagoo played husband and wife in the 1999 film Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Veteran actor Reema Lagoo’s death has not only shocked her fans and industry colleagues, but also left a void in their hearts, as they will miss watching Bollywood’s favourite mom on-screen. In her career spanning almost four decades, Reema worked with a lot of senior actors and among the most popular names, Alok Nath tops the list. The two have shared screen space in many films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun... !! (1994), Hum Sath Sath Hain (1999), Maine Pyar Kya (1989) among others.

However, soon after news of Reema’s death, Nath strangely went out of reach and his phone remained switched off the whole day. Finally, a day after we contacted him again, Nath admits that he was not in the right frame of mind to talk and wanted to stay detached for some time.

Reema Lagoo played the role of Madhuri Dixit’s mother in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!! (1994).

“Firstly, I was at a place where there is no network, so I couldn’t say my obituaries. [Also], it was a heartbreaking moment but one has to face the reality. Just that now we have to live with it,” says Nath, who is currently in Srinagar and will return to Mumbai on May 20.

Stating that he was shocked to learn about the news of Reema’s death, Nath says, “I still don’t know what exactly has happened. I just got a whatsapp message that Reema is no more and I couldn’t believe it. It’s really so sad, so tragic and I cannot digest it, even now.”

Reema Lagoo played the role of Salman Khan’s mother in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

When asked to recall some cherished moments with his favourite co-actor, an emotional Nath says, “It’s so strange, you see. Earlier, we live with the person and now, one has to live with the lovely memories and whatever one learns from and shares with that person. So life goes on and we have to live with it. It doesn’t stop for anyone.”

Expressing his deepest gratitude, Nath says that he would dearly remember Reema. “I don’t know why we have to go through this all the time. Everybody who comes in this world has to leave. But I feel she left us a little too soon.”

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First Published: May 19, 2017 14:22 IST