Veteran Bollywood and television actress Rita Bhaduri passed away today due to kidney failure. In her huge career of around 5 decades, Rita has portrayed some iconic characters on the silver screen and showed her versatility. The actress played negative as well as comic roles in the films and her convincing act will always be remembered by the movie buffs. To remember her work, let’s go back and look at 5 memorable roles of Rita Bhaduri in Bollywood.
Mary Gonsalves in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
In Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Rita Played Suchitra Krishnamoorthi’s mother named Mary Gonsalves. Her sensitive and adorable character who looks after family as a housewife was one of the highlights of the film.
Stella Pinto in Love
Unlike Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, the character of Rita Bhaduri in Salman Khan starrer Love was of a strict mother, who dominates her husband and daughters. Her face-off with Salman was one the USP of this love story drama.
Mrs. Laxmi Vidya Nath in Hero No. 1
In director David Dhawan’s commercial entertainer Hero No. 1, Rita essayed the role of Mrs. Laxmi Vidya – wife of Tiku Talsania. Her character was of a typical aunty, which is relevant in even today’s times.
Kanchan in Ghar Ho Toh Aisa
Rita portrayed the character of an evil and dominating woman in Anil Kapoor and Meenakshi Sheshadri’s Ghar Ho Toh Aisa. Her cute banter with Kader Khan and Bindu, who played her mother was the highlight of this comedy film.
Mausi in Virasat
Despite having very less screen time, Rita Bhaduri established her presence and as Mausi in this Anil Kapoor’s cult film.