Senior actress Surekha Sikri left for heavenly abode today after she suffered a heart attack. The news of the National Award Winning actress got her co-stars mourning her death. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana who shared screen space with the legendary actress in Badhaai Ho spoke about his last meeting with her in his latest Instagram post. The Andhadhun actor shared that his onscreen family in Badhaai Ho where the late actress played his grandmother was the perfect family so far in his filmy career.
Sharing stills from the movie, Badhaai Ho, he began his Instagram note with, “In every film, we have a family and we end up spending more time with the film family than our own families. One such beautiful family was in Badhaai Ho. Out of all my films, it was the perfect family with a perfect cast. Surekha Sikri was the head of our family, who was more progressive than the entire family tree. You know what, that was her in real life too. A complete boho. A chiller. Young at heart.”
Recalling the time when he and his wife Tahira after the screening of their movie, dropped her home, watching her walk towards her residential premise being his last memory of the senior actress. “I remember when she was boarding an auto-rickshaw after the screening of our film, Tahira and I gave her a lift back home and we said “ma’am you are the real star of our film” and she replied “wish I get more work.” Tahira and I were speechless. We watched her frail demeanour walking towards her building. That’s my last memory of her,” he added.
He urged readers to listen to her recite Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s nazm, assuring everyone would fall in love with her. “I would request you to watch her recite Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s nazm “Mujh-se pehli si Mohabbat mere mehboob na maang.” Aapko unse aur mohabbat ho jaayegi,” penned the actor. ALSO READ: Surekha Sikri Passes Away: Balika Vadhu Co-Star Annup Sonii Recalls The 6 Years Shooting With The National Award Winning Actress
On the end note gushing over her talent and thanking her for the beautiful memories, he wrote, “An impeccable performer. A consummate artiste. A legend. You’ll be missed Surekha ma’am. Thank you for the beautiful memories. #RIPSurekhaSikri”
The late actress won National Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for movies such as Tamas, Mammo and Badhaai Ho. ALSO READ: Surekha Sikri Passes Away: Sidharth Shukla Pays Tribute To His Balika Vadhu Co-Star; Says, 'RIP Dadisa'
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