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WAQT THAM GAYA - ACHALA SACHDEV PASSES AWAY

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 08:44 AM PDT



Pune, April 30, 2012 :

Legendary Bollywood actress Achla Sachdev, known for her portrayal of ever loving mother in Hindi cinema passed away today at a hospital in Pune.  She was bed ridden for the past few months 
Any society is known by the way it treats its elders and Bollywood, the Hindi film industry in India has repeatedly displayed a shockingly indifferent attitude towards its legends. It is high time the industry comes together to honour its legends.  
PUNE: The stars of yesteryears are a forgotten lot for the Hindi film industry. Take the case of veteran actress Achala Sachdev, remembered for her memorable character roles in old Hindi movies. The 88-year-old is ailing and bed-ridden for the last three months at Poona Hospital and Research Centre but none from the film industry has bothered to call on her or even inquire about her health.
Sachdev's physician Vinod Shah, who has been tending to her for more than seven months now, said, "Nobody from the film industry has inquired about her well-being. Nobody has even called."
Rajeev Nanda, a close family friend of Sachdev, said, "I have been calling and informing people in the industry, her relatives and friends about her health. It is really sad that an actress who spent a major part of her life in Hindi films and was even active on television till recently is not even being asked for in the film industry."
Sachdev has acted in over 250 films. Her most memorable role was as Balraj Sahani's wife in the 1965 blockbuster 'Waqt', where she was part of the legendary song 'Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen'.
ABOUT ACHALA SACHDEV :
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Achala Sachdev (Also spelled: Achla Sachdev) (3 May 1920 - 30 April 2012) was an Indian film actress who started her career as a child actor. She later became known for mother and grandmother roles in Hindi films. Her most memorable roles were as Balraj Sahni's wife in 1965 film Waqt, and Kajol's grandmother in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).
Born in Peshawar in 1920, Achala made her film debut with Fashionable Wife (1938), and acted in over 130 Hindi films. Achala became an resident of Pune after marrying Clifford Douglas Peters who had a factory in Bhosari. Achala has two children, elder Jytoin from her first marriage and a daughter from second marriage.
In September 2011, Achala slipped in her kitchen and suffered a fracture in her leg. Soon she was diagnosed with multiple emboli in her brain; this led to total paralysis and loss of vision. She passed away on April 30, 2012.
She has acted in many Yash Raj Films, apart from acting in English language films like the Mark Robson film Nine Hours to Rama (1963) and Merchant Ivory film, The Householder (1963).[3]
Achala Sachdev worked for All India Radio, Lahore prior to Indian partition and then at Delhi All India Radio.

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