Talking EXCLUSIVELY to SpotboyE.com, Zarina Wahab said, 'I wish I had done that. At least I would have known she was unwell in a hospital, and then I would have gone to see her. She was a close friend from my FTII days, we were batchmates. In fact, last year, we travelled to Shirdi together."
The surprise visit never happened because Rita's phone was off. "I was at Kanwaljeet's house with a few FTII friends and Kanwaljeet said 'Chalo Rita ko milke aate hain’, but we couldn't reach her. I don't know why we then dropped the idea. I wish we had taken the initiative despite us not connecting with her on mobile."
Rita Bhaduri In Kumkum
Zarina last met Rita at a FTII function. "Rita looked distinctly weak but did not discuss her health. It is extremely shocking and sad that my friend is no more. My problem is compounded by the fact that since early morning, I am tied at SJ studio (Saki Naka) for a film shoot and cannot go to see her even now. I will miss her a lot” Zarina added.
Rita Bhaduri, 67, acted in several Hindi and Gujarati movies and even TV serials. Rita Bhaduri, according to her family was 67 (and not 62 as Google displays).
The highly respected actress will be cremated today at 12 noon at the Chakala Crematorium.
Currently, her body lies at her brother, Barun Mukherjee's house for last respects. Talking to SpotboyE.com, her niece Mini said, "Well, Ritaji had developed several complications. Her kidneys had failed since some time and more recently, she had a spine surgery done. After that, she developed many complications and her other internal organs started deteriorating. The last one month was tough."
Rita was prominent in the 1975 Julie where she played Lakshmi's friend. She had a long list of movies to her credit, including Raja, Beta, Hero No.1 and Virasat. Lately, she was seen on the small screen in Nimki Mukhiya.
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