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Zarina Wahab remembers Rita Bhaduri as prettiest girl of FTII batch, Anil Kapoor pays tribute too

While Anil Kapoor and other actors took to social media to express their grief over sudden death of Rita Bhaduri, Zarina Wahab has said she had been trying to reach Rita for past five days.

bollywood Updated: Jul 17, 2018 13:01 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Rita Bhaduri passed away after fighting kidney ailment for a long time.

Actor Zarina Wahab, who lost a friend in actor Rita Bhaduri, said she was trying to meet the actor but to no avail. Rita died at a Mumbai hospital on Monday. Zarina told Times of India in an interview that she was unaware that Rita was unwell and was admitted to a hospital.

Rita passed away on Monday after fighting a kidney related ailment for many days; she was 62. Speaking to the daily, Zarina said, “Rita Bhaduri was the prettiest lady in our batch. I don’t know what to say now. I am in shock after hearing the news of her demise.”

Zarina said she was unaware about Rita’s health issues. Zarina last met Rita at a FTII function. “Rita looked distinctly weak but did not discuss her health. It is extremely shocking and sad that my friend is no more. My problem is compounded by the fact that since early morning, I am tied at SJ studio (Saki Naka) for a film shoot and cannot go to see her even now. I will miss her a lot,” Zarina added.

She added that they had visited Shirdi together in the past and were planning another outing. “But unfortunately, Shirdi will be our last outing together,” Zarina said.

Several other actors, including Anil Kapoor who worked with Rita in beta, took to social media and expressed their shock and grief:

Rita’s funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon.

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First Published: Jul 17, 2018 12:59 IST