Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana Shivdasani passed away at Hinduja hospital in Mumbai on Friday. She was 74. Actress Waheeda Rehman, Helen and BJP Maharashtra spokesperson Shaina NC are at her residence in Santacruz to pay their last respects. The cremation ceremony of the actress will take place on Saturday, according to reports.
"On my way to her home with Helen ji n Waheeda reman ji. We will make sure her last wish of sage guarding her home is a reality," Shaina NC tweeted.
The "Mera Saaya" actress was not keeping well for a long time. She was detected with tumour last year and underwent surgery for the same.
Sadhana, who was born in Karachi, British India, was one of the top actress in the 1960s and 70s. She is known for her acts in "Mur mur ke na dekh mur mur ke" song from "Shree 420" movie, "Jhumka Gira Re" from "Mera Saaya", "Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar Ke Dil Abhi Bhara Nahi" from "Hum Dono" and "Lag Ja Gale" song from "Woh Jo Hasina" among others.
Sadhana has worked with prominent Bollywood celebrities such as Dev Anand, Manoj Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Sanjay Khan.
Her notable films include, suspense thriller "Woh Kaun Thi", "Love in Simla", "Hum Dono", "Prem Patra", "Mere Mehboob", "Asli-Naqli", "Waqt", "Arzoo" and "Ek Phool Do Maali" among others. Sadhana won her first Filmfare nomination for Best Actress for her white -sari-clad performance in "Who Kaun Thi" movie opposite Manoj Kumar.
But the actress is known till date for her hairstyle, which is popular as Sadhana cut. Several actress, including Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and others were spotted with the hairstyle.
Meanwhile, fans, admirers and Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express their grief.
Anushka Sharma: Lag jaa gale ki phir ye haseen raat ho na ho ..... RIP Sadhna
Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP #Sadhna ji, u will always be immortalise in #IndianCinema with ur song #LagJaGale on silver screen and ur famous hairstyle #SadhnaCut
Kumar Vishvas: RIP my childhood orientation of Beauty n also a first Screen crush Respected Sadhna JI.Homage
Shaina NC: Legendary actress my Sadhna ji passed away. May her soul rest in peace. The most dignified star ever
Lata Mangeshkar: Mujhe abhi pata chala ki meri pasandida abhinetri Sadhana ji ka aaj swargwas hua. Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua. Sadhana ji ek bahut badi kalakar thi. Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de.
Karan Johar: RIP Sadhana aunty...Your legacy of beauty,poise and utmost grace....will live on forever...
More details awaited.