Amol Palekar, Amitabh Bachchan remember Vidya Sinha


Amol Palekar and late Vidya Sinha made their Bollywood debut together with 1974 movie ‘Rajnigandha’. The duo had a beautiful professional and personal life together and today when Vidya is no more, Amol Palekar fondly remembers his first co-star and good friend with emotions in heart.

In an interview with Mid-Day, Palekar said, "One of the most beautiful memories I have of her is when I had my last painting exhibition in Mumbai. In 2015, Vidya had attended the event. I had done her portrait at that time in the gallery and gifted it to her. She was so thrilled about it. It was a beautiful portrait because the muse was a beautiful person at heart."

He also revealed that he met Vidya Sinha at his 70th birthday along with other actresses like Bindiya Goswami, Deepti Naval and Zarina Wahab.

"In 2016, on my 70th birthday, I met with Vidya and all my heroines again. It was a wonderful gift planned by Sandhya [his wife] she had invited all my leading ladies, playback singers who sang for me, my school mates and college mates. It was so emotional to see all my co-stars Vidya, Bindiya, Deepti and Zarina come together for me," the 74-year-old actor added.

Talking about the death of his co-star Vidya, he said, "I am extremely sad to hear the news although one knew that it was coming. I was aware that she had been admitted in the ICU. In fact, I spoke to her daughter Jahnavi on Wednesday night, to check on Vidya. We shared a long friendship which went beyond our acting careers. Whenever I would travel to Mumbai, Vidya and I used to get together for lunch and gupshup."

“She held a special place in my life as she was my first co-star we both debuted in Rajnigandha," he told the daily.

Jaaved Jaaferi remembered Vidya Sinha as "an actress who was talented, beautiful and dignified, and who we all loved in the 70's", adding that she "passes on to her next journey"

An actress who was talented, beautiful and dignified and who we all loved in the 70’s, passes on to her next journey. #RIP #VidyaSinha pic.twitter.com/Unbz0XP2ta

Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) August 15, 2019

"RIP Vidya Sinha Ji. You were the epitome of grace and dignity on and off the screen," wrote filmmaker Sanjay Gupta.

RIP Vidya Sinha Ji.
You were the epitome of grace and dignity on and off the screen. pic.twitter.com/7zJHf9E2Ew

Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) August 15, 2019

Actress Rituparna Sengupta was "deeply saddened by the demise of our beloved actress Vidya Sinha", adding that her "sweetest voice and unusual beauty made her apart from others".

"Deeply saddened by d demise of our beloved actress Vidya Sinha. D sweetest voice & unusual beauty made her apart frm others...She exuded unusual grace...I am privileged to work with her as a daughter of hers in Tere Ane Se (to be released). My condolences for d bereaved family... pic.twitter.com/oOyoEeD8k6

Rituparna Sengupta (@RituparnaSpeaks) August 15, 2019

Madhur Bhandarkar recalled some of her best roles in his tweet.

"Sad to hear (of the) demise of actress Vidya Sinha, she will be always remembered for her superlative performances in films like Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat and Pati Patni Aur Woh. My condolences to her family & friends," the filmmaker wrote.

Sad to hear demise of actress Vidya Sinha, she will be always remembered for her superlative performances in films like Rajnigandha, Chhoti si Baat & Pati Patni Aur Woh. My condolences to her family & friends. #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/9nXLSl2L1n

Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) August 15, 2019

Sonu Sood remembered Vidya Sinha with a tinge of nostalgia. "We have grown up watching you lightning the screen with your performances. Your graciousness and simplicity was unmatchable," he tweeted.

RIP Vidya Sinha ji we have grown up watching you lightning the screen with your performances. Your graciousness and simplicity was unmatchable. #RIPVidyaSinha pic.twitter.com/SfAM2ozIOJ

sonu sood (@SonuSood) August 15, 2019

Bengali superstar Prosenjit tweeted his favourite picks among Vidya Sinha's films. "You will be always remembered specially for Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat, Mukti," he wrote on Twitter.

RIP #VidyaSinha.You will be always remembered spcly for Rajanigandha ..Chotisibat..Mukti.

Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) August 15, 2019

Though Amitabh Bachchan never worked with Vidya, he fondly remembers the ‘Pati Patni Or Woh’ actress. "Sad to learn  of this .. a fine artist .. prayers  and condolences  to the family  ..”, Big B tweeted.