Mumbai: Bollywood and television veteran actress Rita Bhaduri died at the age of 62 after being sick for about a week while she was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis. She was recently seen in the television show ‘Nimki Mukhiya’ in which she played the supporting role of grandmother.
A source told media, “She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.”
Rita was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. Zama Habib, producer and writer of “Nimki Mukhiya”, said that somehow he knew it was going to happen.
“We were at the hospital last night. Her condition was not good. We have cancelled today’s shoot due to her demise,” Habib told media.
With a career spanning over five decades, Rita played important supporting parts in movies like “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa”, “Kya Kehna”, “Dil Vil Pyar Vyar” and “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon”. She also featured in Gujarati movies.
On the TV front, her credits include popular shows like “Hasratein”, “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai”, “Khichdi”, “Ek Nayi Pehchaan”, “Amanat”, “Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka” and “Kumkum”. She was particularly popular for playing roles of a mother or grandmother.