Badhaai Ho actor Ayushmann Khurrana shares Surekha Sikri’s viral video reciting Mujhse Pahli Si, Gajraj Rao pens emotional note

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Bollywood actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao paid tribute to their Badhaai Ho co-actor Surekha Sikri as she handed away on Friday following a cardiac arrest. She was 75. While Khurrana remembered the late actor by sharing an outdated video of her reciting Faiz’s ‘Mujhse Pahli Si Mohabbat’ poem, Rao penned a protracted note recalling his days with Sikri in the course of the shoot of the 2018 movie Badhaai Ho.

Rao, who essayed the function of Sikri’s son within the Amit Sharma directorial, shared how the late actor had “child-like enthusiasm.” He additionally recalled that regardless of having labored within the movie trade for thus a few years, the veteran actor “had no airs about her stature or endless experience as an actress.”

Sharing a collection of images with Sikri, Rao wrote on Instagram, “Making a film is like travelling in a train, where the journey is a destination in itself. You meet all kinds of co-passengers here. Some open up their tiffins and hearts to you, while some guard their luggage and eye you with suspicion. Badhaai Ho will always be that special train journey which brought me to a new station in life, and I’m truly thankful that we had someone like Surekha ji as the emotional anchor of this ship. She was definitely the youngest at heart on the sets, and had no airs about her stature or endless experience as an actress. Her craft was defined by her years of homework and ‘riyaaz’ as an actress, combined with child-like enthusiasm.”

He added, “As all journeys must end eventually, we bid goodbye to Surekha ji today. Thank you, Surekha ji, for all the wisdom and memories you have left us with. #rip #surekhasikri #badhaaiho @iamitrsharma.”

Neena Gupta shared a video remembering the late actor and her Badhaai Ho co-star. She stated she was at all times impressed by Sikri’s performing and regarded ahead to her work. In her youthful days, when each have been NSD college students, Gupta yearned to be an actor like Sikri. “While shooting for Badhaai Ho, I used to keep looking at her (Sikri). I got to learn so much from her and yet there was so much more that I had to learn from here,” Gupta shared within the video. Besides Badhaai Ho, Gupta and Sikri additionally labored collectively within the TV present Saat Phere.

Sanya Malhotra additionally mourned the demise of the National-Award successful actor as she posted the video of her soulful rendition of Faiz’s poem with a heartbroken emoji.

Badhaai Ho hit the screens in 2018 and introduced laurel to Sikri. She gained her third National Award for the Best Supporting Actor. Earlier, she grabbed the honour for her movies Tamas (1988) and Mammo (1995).

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