New Delhi: Actor Rajit Kapoor, who had labored with late actress Surekha Sikri within the movie ‘Mammo’ expressed that based on him, she by no means received her due as a performer as she wasn’t ‘lovely within the standard sense’. In an interview with an leisure portal, he revealed that she was fairly affected by this for a whereas. However, she quickly stopped fretting about it.
He informed SpotboyE, “Unfortunately, not many people knew what a firehouse she was, that her theatre colleagues knew. I also know that good looks came in the way so often with her. She was never given a great part since she wasn’t beautiful in the conventional sense and that used to upset her a lot in the middle. But soon she stopped caring about it. A performer like her needs to be given a salute.”
He additionally talked about that he thinks of her as one of the unbelievable actors within the nation. According to him, she noticed stardom fairly late with Balika Vadhu when she may’ve hit the massive screens a lot earlier.
“I think she was one of the most fantastic actors we have had in the country and I feel bad since I don’t think she ever really got her due as a performer. She only came into the limelight pretty late with Balika Vadhu and became a household name. But she could do any role and the smallest part given to her would shine since she was a performer. From the small role in Saradari Begum to playing my nani in Mammo, I just saw the ease and effortlessness with which she performed and still made it starry,” he added.
Veteran actress and three-time National Award-winning performer Surekha Sikri handed away on Friday (July 16) morning at 7.30 am after affected by a cardiac arrest. Surekha was 75 years previous and was surrounded by her household throughout her final moments.
The actress performed the matriarch, Kalyani Devi, within the well-liked TV present Balika Vadhu, which made her a family title. Surekha was awarded the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice, for her spectacular performances in movies Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018).