It is hard to forget Kishori Ballal and her beautiful performance in ‘Swades’, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer film which is considered to be one of the finest films produced by the industry. Her performance as Kaveri Amma is memorable and continues to touch many hearts.
So it stirred shockwaves across the country when it hit the news that Kishori Ballal, the veteran actress who has done nearly 75 movies, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82, reports India Today.
Shah Rukh Khan took to social media to give his condolences and express how much he’ll miss her “reprimanding” his smoking. Have a look:
May her soul rest in peace. Kishori ‘Amma’ will be sorely missed. Especially how she used to reprimand me for smoking. May Allah look after her. pic.twitter.com/E8UGZMZ0Zj
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 19, 2020
Even Ashutosh Gowariker, the director of ‘Swades’, tweeted a few stills from the film to express his sadness, reports Indian Express.
Terribly sad about the passing away of #KishoriBallal ji!!
Kishori ji… you will be remembered for your generously kind, warm and affable persona!
And your unforgettable performance as #Kaveriamma in #Swades !!
You will surely be missed!! 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/DIAlnhLOgu
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) February 18, 2020
People on the internet also offered their heartfelt sympathies on social media.
Sad news about the passing away of #KishoriBallal ji!!
Worked in over 70 films, generously kind, warm and affable! Unforgettable performance as #Kaveriamma in #Swades !!
RIP 🙏🏼💐🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/NmHj2eZmIm
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) February 19, 2020
Till date I watch the clips of Swades that has Kaveri Amma in it.
She had a certain pull that attracts me everytime maybe be innocence and her infectious demeanour that she brought in the performance.
She will be missed💔#Kishoriballal
— AKOO7 (@bhasadwaala) February 19, 2020
— anjan (@anjangreat) February 19, 2020
— Roopa Banerjee (@roopabanerjee) February 19, 2020
— Renuka Vyavahare (@renukaVyavahare) February 19, 2020
— Armaan Mehra (@armaanmehra_) February 19, 2020
Rest in peace, Ma’am. We wish her family strength during this tough time.
Image Souce: Screengrab from ‘Swades’.