Amitabh Bachchan expressed grief over the demise of ‘Maa’ Sulochana, and Asha Parekh’s heart also melted

Actress Sulochana Latkar died on Sunday at a Mumbai hospital here after a prolonged illness. She was 94 years old. Latkar’s grandson Parag Ajgaonkar confirmed the death. Latkar, a well-known actress in Marathi and Hindi cinema, began her career in the 1940s and appeared in over 250 films. Sulochana’s onscreen son Amitabh Bachchan also expressed grief over the demise of the actress. At the same time, all the stars of Bollywood expressed condolences.

The actress was admitted to Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar on May 8. Parag told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “He died in the hospital at around 6.30 pm.” She was ill for a long time. He had a respiratory tract infection, for which he was admitted on May 8.

Amitabh Bachchan expressed grief

Big B also expressed grief over the demise of Sulochana Latkar. He remembered the letter Sulochana ji had given him on his 75th birthday. Amitabh Bachchan wrote, ‘After Nirupa Roy ji, she played the role of my mother in maximum number of films. Sulochana ji was indeed like a mother to both Hindi and Marathi film industry. I still remember the beautiful handwritten letter he sent me on my 75th birthday. It was one of the sweetest gifts I have ever received.

What did Asha Parekh say

Veteran actress Asha Parekh said, ‘I have done many films with him. I don’t remember any time when Sulochana ji was not a part of the film industry. We all gave her the same respect that we had given to our real mother. At the same time, director Sameer Vidwans also expressed grief while sharing the picture of the actress.

When will Sulochana’s last rites be held?

Sulochana Latkar was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 1999. Latkar is survived by his daughter Kanchan Ghanekar. His last rites will be performed at Shivaji Park cremation ground in Dadar at 5 pm on Monday.

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Sulochana Latkar movies

In Hindi films, the actress played on-screen mother to major stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including Sunil Dutt, Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. He has given songs like “Heera”, “Reshma Aur Shera”, “Jaani Dushman”, “Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai”, “Johnny Mera Naam”, “Kati Patang”, Acted in hit films like “Mere Jeevan Saathi”, “Prem Nagar”.

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