From Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda and Madhuri Dixit, Lagoo played mother to numerous top actors of the Hindi film industry on the silver screen. She played the role of a single mother who leads her life bravely after her husband leaves her for another woman. Lagoo will be remembered for her roles in films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kal Ho Naa Ho, and television serials like Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati. She was rushed to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital after complaining of chest pain. Many of her former colleagues and fans attended the funeral including actors Aamir Khan and Kajol Kapoor. "I was quite happy that the finest actress and popular on-screen mother to many superstars would be sharing screen space with me and I would be seen as her daughter". She had learnt never to take success or failure too seriously and lived her life happily.
Lagoo portrayed grey shades playing Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan's mother in the 1994 film Yeh Dillagi, and also while essaying mother to Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Mohnish Behl in the 1999 Rajshri release Hum Saath Saath Hain.
She played mother to nearly every major star and acted in some of Bollywood's biggest blockbusters.
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The "mother" of Indian cinema, Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, has died at the age of 59.
Shriya Pilgaonkar: "Reema Maushi passed away early this morning". I have known Reemaji, as we both come from theatre background we knew each other.
"She was a talent house and I learned many things from her like acting skills and professionalism". Reportedly, the actress had already shot her first episode of "Naamkarann" and has taken over the show from the point where Reema was gunned down. Aamir said, "My first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was with Reemaji, she was a great actor". Her demise is saddening. He had lost his mother at a young age.
She is survived by by daughter Mrunmayee, a theatre and film actress as well as theatre director, who performed the last rites at the Oshiwara crematorium here.