Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
1-min read

Amol Palekar Fondly Remembers Rajnigandha Co-actor Vidya Sinha, Says She Had to Struggle a Lot

Amol Palekar starred with late actress Vidya Sinha in memorable films like Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat and Safed Jhooth.


Updated:August 16, 2019, 3:19 PM IST
Amol Palekar Fondly Remembers Rajnigandha Co-actor Vidya Sinha, Says She Had to Struggle a Lot
Image: Twitter

Actress Vidya Sinha, known for films like Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Rajnigandha and Chhoti Si Baat, passed away on Thursday at the age of 71. She was diagnosed with lung disorder a while ago and her condition had become worse in the past three months.

The actress became a household name with Rajnigandha. Her summery cotton saris and simple braided hair with unruly curls were a rave among educated, urban, working women, who, until Sinha's Deepa in Rajnigandha, had little representation in Bollywood films.

She's starred with Amol Palekar in memorable films like Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1975) and Safed Jhooth (1977). The veteran actor remembered his late co-star with fondness, saying that her passing away is a great loss.

"Basu da (filmmaker Basu Chatterjee) had selected both of us for Rajnigandha. That's how we met and became friends and kept in touch after that. Till recently, we used to meet up recently, we used to meet up regularly, either when she came to Pune or when I was in Mumbai. We stayed in touch," Palekar told Mumbai Mirror.

"She had come for my last exhibition in Mumbai and was very happy with the fact that I had also done a portrait of her. I heard about her being admitted to the hospital about five days ago and was in touch with her daughter (Jhanvi). She was a wonderful human being. It's sad that she had to struggle a lot. She led a very disturbed life," he added.

Read: Vidya Sinha: The Actress Who Redefined the Urban Middle Class Woman in Bollywood

Follow @News18Movies for more

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results