9 unforgettable roles of Bollywood's loving & caring mom Reema Lagoo
Bollywood’s caring and loving Mom Reema Lagoo passed away today due to cardiac arrest. She was 59. In her career spanning four decades, the actress is best remembered for her portrayal as the ideal mother of superstars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Kajol etc.
Reema Lagoo was the mother who understood her children and their love. She was a bit different from the moms like Nirupa Roy who instead of the traditional villain, fought with circumstances for her child.
Here are her best performances.
MAINE PYAR KIYA: She understood the ‘prem’ of her son Prem ( Salman Khan) and supported his true love towards Suman (Bhagyashree) even after her husband’s disapproval.
AASHIQUI: The independent mom, despite all the pain and betrayal she faced, single-handedly raises her son Rahul. She understands his love and dreams. Had it not been her insistence to Anu, Rahul’s girlfriend, to let him find his own way & carve his own mark, her son would never have become a star.
HUM AAPKE HAI KOUN! The lovable samadhan (bride’s mother) was all good virtues, traditions and love in this Rajshri venture. Playing Mom to Madhuri Dixit and Renuka?Shahane, Reema was adorable throughout.
YES BOSS:She not only played a loving and caring mother to her son Rahul, played by Shah Rukh Khan but she also essayed the role of an ideal mother-in-law, who treats bahu Juhi Chawla like a daughter. She played a vulnerable and sweet mother that you can never forget her character.
DILWALE:She faced all the harassment and pain for her son played by Ajay Devgn. She fought for justice and love of his son’s life played by Raveena Tandon.
VAASTAV: She remained a traditional Mom to Sanjay Dutt, who turns into a gangster only to take a bold decision in the end to take the life of his son. A la Mother India but with a twist, here she kills her son fulfilling his wishes who is filled with remorse for choosing the wrong path.
KAL HO NA HO: This tribute to ANAND with a twist from Dharma school of filmmaking saw Reema Lagoo going through a very tough patch. She knew her son – SRK is dying and was a helpless spectator putting a brave face every time.
HUM SAATH SAATH HAIN: Playing Mother to Mohnish Bahl, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Neelam. Reema here in this Rajshri venture adapted a grey shade in her character inspired from Kaikeyi in the Indian epic Ramayana. Reema was seen confused between love for her biological son Prem (Salman Khan) and step-son (Mohnish) forcing her to take unfavorable decisions.
KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI: She played a very matured, understanding mother of Anjali played by Kajol. Mother than mother, she played like a friend to her daughter and could sense her daughter’s truest feelings.