I can’t ac­cept that Reema is no longer with us: Alok Nath

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com ■

Vet­eran ac­tor Reema La­goo’s (in­set) death has not only shocked her fans and col­leagues, but has also left a void in their hearts, as they will miss watch­ing Bol­ly­wood’s favourite mom on-screen.

In her ca­reer span­ning al­most four decades, Reema worked with many se­nior ac­tors and among the most pop­u­lar names, Alok Nath (left) tops the list. The two have shared screen space in many films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun... !! (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) among oth­ers. How­ever, soon after the news of Reema’s death, Nath was un­reach­able and his phone re­mained switched off for the whole day. The ac­tor said that he was in Srinagar and hence coundn’t send his obit­u­ar­ies. Fi­nally, a day after we con­tacted him again, Nath says that he was not in the right frame of mind to talk. “I still don’t know what ex­actly hap­pened. I just got a What­sapp mes­sage that Reema is no more and I couldn’t be­lieve it. It’s re­ally so sad, so tragic and I can­not di­gest it, even now,” he says. When asked to re­call some cher­ished mo­ments with his favourite co-ac­tor, an emo­tional Nath finds it hard to ac­cept that Reema is a mem­ory now. “It’s so strange. Ear­lier, we lived with the per­son and now, we have to live with only the lovely mem­o­ries.” Nath adds that he will re­mem­ber Reema fondly. “She left us a lit­tle too soon.”


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