In a shocking news from the entertainment industry, the veteran Indian actress Rita Bhaduri died on Tuesday morning at the age of 62. She was one of the popular faces of Bollywood who had done several supporting roles in many films like Julie, Raja, Beta, Love and others. In her career of 30 years, the 62-year-old actress had featured in around 70 films.
The other thing that made her famous was her name. Yes, she was often confused as Jaya Bachchan’s sister. When asked about it, she once told the media,
“It has been so many years. People are confused. But, we have no connection. It is fine though, I am used to it.”
Apart from films, she was also a prominent face of TV as she had done roles in shows like Khichdi, Kumkum, Choti Bahu, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Ek Nayi Pehchaan”, “Amanat”, “Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka”.
She was one of the popular ‘Ma’ of the industry. Rita Bhaduri’s sudden demise shocked the entire film industry. Actor Shishir Sharma wrote on his Facebook wall,
“We deeply regret to inform you that Reeta Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond. The funeral rites will be held on 17th July, Tuesday at 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East. Extremely sad.. lost a wonderful human being .. a mother to many of us.. will miss u Ma…”
It is a coincidence that the name of Jaya Bachchan’s younger sister is Rita Bhaduri. However, she has not worked in any films or TV serials. And, she is staying in Bhopal with her husband Rajiv Verma. He is also a film and television actor. You might have seen him as Salman’s father in Maine Pyar Kiya. Amitabh Bachchan’s Saali is all fine and has not died. Its actress Rita Bhaduri who is no more.