Veteran actress Sulochana Latkar no more. Amitabh Bachchan to Madhuri Dixit, celebs pay emotional tribute
Sulochana Latkar, a veteran actress, died on June 4 at a hospital in Mumbai. She was 94 years old at the time. Sulochana is well-known for her roles in Shree 420, Nagin, Ab Dilli Dur Nahin, and Mr & Mrs. Kanchan, Sulochana’s daughter, informed that the actress was in severe condition. She stated that she was admitted to the hospital owing to shortness of breath and other age-related problems. On social media, several Bollywood celebs have expressed their condolences for Sulochana Latkar’s demise.
Sulochana Latkar, a veteran actress, has died. On Sunday, June 4, the actress died. At the age of 94, she passed away at a Mumbai hospital. According to reports, the actress’s funeral will be held on Monday, June 5, at the Dadar cremation grounds.
In an interview with ETimes, Amitabh Bachchan recalled his on-screen mother, saying, “After Nirupa ji, she played my mother in most films.” Sulochana ji was a mother figure in the Hindi and Marathi cinema industries. I vividly recall the lovely handwritten letter she sent me on my 75th birthday. It was one of the most treasured presents I’d ever received.”
“Sulochana Tai was one of the most loved and graceful actresses cinema has ever seen,” Madhuri Dixit remarked on Twitter. Sangate Aika will always be my favourite of hers. Her work in every picture was memorable. I will miss our discussions, and I wish you peace. Your contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered forever (sic).”
Sulochana Tai was one of the most loved and graceful actresses cinema has seen. My favourite film of hers will always be Sangate Aika. Her performance in every film was memorable. I will miss our conversations may you rest in peace. Your contribution to Indian cinema will always…— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) June 4, 2023
Riteish Deshmukh tweeted in Hindi, “The news of Sulochana Didi’s death is very sad.” “A heartfelt tribute to this great actress who ruled the hearts of Marathi and Hindi cinema audiences (sic).”
सुलोचना दिदी यांच्या निधनाची बातमी अत्यंत दुःखद आहे. मराठीसह हिंदी चित्रसृष्टीतील प्रेक्षकांच्या मनावर राज्य करणाऱ्या या महान अभिनेत्रीला भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली. 🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/15SApfbwo4— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 4, 2023
Veteran actress Asha Parekh told ETimes “I’ve done many films with her,”. I can’t recall a period when Sulochana ji wasn’t involved in the film industry. We all treated her with the same reverence that we did our own mothers.”
“It’s a somber moment as we bid farewell to the legendary actress Sulochana Tai,” Madhur Bhandarkar commented with a photo of her. For more than four decades, she embodied the role of a mother in film. Her vital contributions to #IndianCinema will be remembered for the rest of her life #OmShanti #IndianCinema (sic).”
It's a somber moment as we bid farewell to the legendary actress Sulochana Tai. She beautifully personified the role of a mother in cinema for over four decades. Her invaluable contributions to #IndianCinema will always be remembered. 🎞️🙏 #OmShanti 🙏 #IndianCinema pic.twitter.com/8P6b4h5bWa— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 4, 2023
Sulochana Latkar performed in approximately 300 Hindi and Marathi films. Most Bollywood actors have her as their mother. Sulochana received the Padma Shri Award and the coveted Maharashtra Bhushan Award from the Maharashtra government in 2009. Among her many films are Ab Dilli Dur Nahin, Sujata, Aaye Din Bahar Ke, Dil Deke Dekho, Aasha and Majboor, Nai Roshni, Aayi Milan Ki Bela, Gora Aur Kala, Devar, and Bandini.
Her condition had deteriorated since March. She was hospitalized for three weeks before being released. Back then, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde agreed to cover all of her medical bills and also donated Rs 3 lakh to the hospital for immediate treatment from the Chief Minister’s fund.