Rita Bhaduri’s funeral in pics: Celebrities pay last respects


On Tuesday morning, veteran actress Rita Bhaduri left for the heavenly abode. She was 67 and was suffering from kidney ailment disease. Rita Bhaduri’s colleagues and close ones rushed to pay last respects to the legendary actress at her brother’s Barun Mukherjee’s residence. Satish Shah, Jaya Bhattacharya, Shishir Sharma, Bhumika Gurung were among others to pay tribute to the actress.

Celebs like Shubhangi Atre, Vivek Dahiya, Anup Soni took to their social media account to pay condolence to the departed soul.

Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain actress Shubhangi Atre said, "I'm really saddened to know about Ritaji. She was a wonderful woman, with a great heart, very practical and full of positive spirit, not to forget an amazing actress too. We were like a family on sets. As soon as I came to know about her, memories flashed in my mind...the time we shared, enjoyed. I'm missing her. It’s really sad when you lose your co-star as we spend so much of time together. They become like a family,"

Shubhangi also remembered Reema Lagoo had said the trio used to have lots of good time together, "Both Reemaji and Ritaji I met on the set of Do Hanso...we used to enjoy a lot together and had a fun-filled time. They were very bubbly and wonderful human beings. May their souls rest in peace."

TV actor Vivek Dahiya expressed his shock and wrote, “Woke up to this news! A brilliant actress and a quintessential mother on screen. Saddened and at loss of words! #RIP #RitaBadhuri”

Zarina Wahab felt sorry for not able to meet her as she was planning to go to her house.

She said, "I'm really saddened to know about Ritaji. She was a wonderful woman, with a great heart, very practical and full of positive spirit, not to forget an amazing actress too. We were like a family on sets. As soon as I came to know about her, memories flashed in my mind...the time we shared, enjoyed. I'm missing her. It’s really sad when you lose your co-star as we spend so much of time together. They become like a family,"

Zarina Wahab said, 'I wish I had done that. At least I would have known she was unwell in a hospital, and then I would have gone to see her. She was a close friend from my FTII days, we were batchmates. In fact, last year, we travelled to Shirdi together."

The surprise visit never happened because Rita's phone was off. "I was at Kanwaljeet's house with a few FTII friends and Kanwaljeet said 'Chalo Rita ko milke aate hain’, but we couldn't reach her. I don't know why we then dropped the idea. I wish we had taken the initiative despite us not connecting with her on mobile."

Zarina last met Rita at a FTII function. "Rita looked distinctly weak but did not discuss her health. It is extremely shocking and sad that my friend is no more. My problem is compounded by the fact that since early morning, I am tied at SJ studio (Saki Naka) for a film shoot and cannot go to see her even now. I will miss her a lot” Zarina added.

Rita Bhaduri was cremated today at 12 noon at the Chakala Crematorium.

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