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The makers of Naamkaran have found a replacement for late Reema Lagoo in the show.
Veteran actress Reema Lagoo’s demise has left Bollywood as well as television industry in a state of shock. Known as Bollywood’s favourite onscreen mother, Reema Lagoo passed away on Wednesday morning after suffering from cardiac arrest. Well, Reema was last seen as Dayawanti Mehta in television serial Naamkaran.
After her sad demise, the makers of the show have found a replacement on an urgent basis. Popular theatre and television artiste Ragini Shah has been brought in replace of the late Reema Lagoo in Naamkaran
“When I got the call I blanked out totally. But the producers were desperate because the current wedding track is pivotal to the show and they needed a replacement urgently. It is still hard to believe that a happy-go-lucky person like Reema who was shooting on Wednesday is no more,” says Ragini Shah while talking to Mumbai Mirror.
Talking about her look test, Ragini added, “Maheshji (Bhatt) came to meet me, along with producers, to explain the role. This is the first time I’m replacing someone but Maheshji told me to think of Dayawanti as a new character. Everyone is helping me.”
Recalling her meeting with Reema Lagoo during a Gujarati play, Mehta asserts, “Reemaji was always open to suggestions. I respected her a lot and will dedicate this performance to her.”
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