Sharing a bunch of pictures from the sets of ‘Badhaai Ho’ the actor penned an emotional note expressing his grief for her demise, and gratitude for all the learnings from her. ‘In every film we have a family and we end up spending more time with the film family than our own families. One such beautiful family was in Badhai Ho. Out of all my films, it was the perfect family with a perfect cast. Surekha Sikri was the head of our family, who was more progressive than the entire family tree,’ he wrote.
He also added, ‘You know what, that was her in real life too. A complete boho. A chiller. Young at heart’
Talking about a fond incident, and his last memory of her’s, he went on to write, ‘I remember when she was boarding an auto rickshaw after the screening of our film, Tahira and I gave her a lift back home and we said “ma’am you are the real star of our film” and she replied “wish I get more work.” Tahira and I were speechless…We watched her frail demeanour walking towards her building. That’s my last memory of her’
On a closing note he wrote, I would request you to watch her recite Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s nazm “Mujh-se pehli si mohabbat mere mehboob na maang.” Aapko unse aur mohabbat ho jaayegi. An impeccable performer. A consummate artiste. A legend. You’ll be missed Surekha ma’am. 🤍 Thank you for the beautiful memories.🙏🏽 #RIPSurekhaSikri”
Surekha Sikri passed away on Friday morning at the age of 75, reportedly due to cardiac arrest. The actress, who has been suffering with complications arising from a second brain stroke from the past few days, breathed her last today. Her demise has left the entire TV and film fraternity to a rude shock.