No Bollywood celebs at Taruni's funeral
14 year old Taruni Sachdev’s gruesome death has taken the film industry by shock. From Amitabh Bachchan to Karisma Kapoor, all have expressed their grief to the sudden demise of Taruni. She was cremated yesterday but none from the Bolly world was present during her last rituals.
Taruni and her mother Geeta died in the Nepal plane crash. The ‘Paa’ child artist was cremated in Mumbai on Wednesday.
“She was cremated yesterday at 5.30 p.m. in the Santa Cruz crematorium,” her cousin Rahul Bajaj informs.
“She had no plans to be an actress. She wanted to be a fashion designer. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna,” Mr. Bajaj said.
Taruni has acted with many A-list Bollywood actors such as Karisma Kapoor and Vidya Balan and also starred in two Malayalam films.
“She has done some 50 advertisements. She has done Tamil advertisements as well. She always had a smile on her face. She had love for everyone,” Mr. Bajaj said.
Taruni's schoolmate Tara Sutaria recalls her. “Many years ago, we shot for a detergent advertisement together. She was two years younger than I and she was really sweet. And aunty [Taruni's mother Geeta] dropped me home… I was scared since it was my first advertisement, but she made me feel comfortable. We have also dubbed together for a few advertisements, including some Tamil ones,” Tara said.
“At school,” said Tara, “Taruni was the star of her class since she had acted in films.” The most memorable aspect of her personality was that “she was never upset. She was always happy,” recalled Tara.