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Badhaai Ho Stars Remember Veteran Actor Surekha Sikri

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Badhai Ho stars on Surekha Sikri: Actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao paid their tribute to actor Surekha Sikri who passed away on Friday. The 75-year-old succumbed to cardiac arrest.

Ayushmann Khurrana shared a clip of Sikri a poem Mujhse Pehli Si Mohabbat, written by Faiz. He also wrote a long note in memory of the late actor and called her the head of the family of Badhai Ho cast. He wrote that Sikri was more progressive than the rest of the members. “You know what, that was her in real life too. A complete boho. A chiller. Young at heart,” Khurrana wrote.

Gajraj Rao who played Surekha Sikri’s son in Badhai Ho wrote called her the emotional anchor of the film and wrote, “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 a child-like enthusiasm..” He also shared behind the scene pictures from the set of Badhai Ho.

Neena Gupta who played the female lead in the film shared a video message. She remembered her days at the National School of Drama where Sikri and her used to be students. She said, 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.”

Sanya Malhotra another member of the film’s cast posted a video of Surekha Sikri reciting Faiz’s poem.

Surekha Sikri is remembered for her many roles through her long journey in the film and television industry. She rose to fame with movies Mammo and Tamas in the 90s. She was a National Award Winner.