Naamkaran actor Viraf Patel posts heartfelt message for on-screen mom Reema Lagoo
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Naamkaran actor Viraf Patel posts heartfelt message for on-screen mom Reema Lagoo

In a Facebook post, TV actor Viraf Phiroz Patel remembered late actor Reema Lagoo and called himself her last on-screen son.

bollywood Updated: May 18, 2017 15:05 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Reema Lagoo,Viraf Phiroz Patel,Mahesh Bhatt
TV actor Viraf Phiroz Patel and late actor Reema Lagoo in a still from TV soap Naamkarann,.

Veteran actor Reema Lagoo, who died on Thursday morning at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital, was working in TV show Naamkaran, conceptualised by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. TV actor Viraf Phiroz Patel, who played Reema’s on-screen son in the daily soap, shared a picture with the late actor on his Facebook page and wrote a heartfelt message for his on-screen mother.

Though Viraf quit the show after it took a leap, he shared a close bond with Reema, who has a negative role in the show. While audiences loved watching her playing the doting mother in films, she was equally loved and accepted as an antagonist in the TV show.

In her Bollywood career spanning over almost four decades, Reema has been viewers’ favourite on-screen mom. She played mother to quite a few leading actors including Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi among others, in movies such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!!, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Maine Pyar Kiya and many more.

The 59-year-old actor complained of chest pain on Wednesday and suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. Many Bollywood personalities, including Rishi Kapoor, Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra, tweeted their condolences.

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First Published: May 18, 2017 14:12 IST