A last salute to Rita Bhaduri.
Television and movie personalities paid homage to Rita Bhaduri who passed away on July 17.
A prayer service for the beloved actress was held on Sunday, July 22, at the Vile Parle Medical Club in Juhu, north west Mumbai.
Ritaji was a Film and Television Institute of India graduate who featured in many films including Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kya Kehna, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Beta and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon.
She was also a big star in Gujarati cinema.
After her screen career ebbed, she established a television career in serials like Hasratein, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Khichdi, Ek Nayi Pehchaan, Amanat, Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka and Kumkum. She was last seen in Nimki Mukhiya.
Juhi Parmar worked with Ritaji in Kumkum.
Hussain Kuwajerwala gets emotional.
Shriya Jha plays the title role in Nimki Mukhiya.
Amardeep Jha, Shriya's mother.
Sachin directed Ritaji in Hudd Kar Di.
Navni Parihar started her career with Mujrim Haazir, co-starring Ritaji.
Anuradha Patel and her husband Kanwaljit, who was at the FTII around the same time as Ritaji.
Anita Ghouse and her husband Salim Ghouse, another batchmate at FTII.
Adi Irani played Ritaji's brother in Beta.
Sadiya Siddiqui learnt Kathak with Ritaji's niece and knew the family well.
Rameshwari Talluri, another FTII alumnus.
Singer Shailendra Singh.
Producer Manmohan Shetty.
Telly folk arrive to pay their last respects to Rita Bhaduri.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar