Veteran actor Achala Sachdev passes away

Not many bells will ring when you mention the name of veteran actor Achala Sachdev, but when you think of the beautiful wife of Balraj Sahani in BR Chopra’s Waqt, for whom he crooned Aae meri zohrajabeen, you will know of whom we speak. The 91-year-old actor, who worked in 250 films and was last seen in the Hrithik Roshan-Esha Deol starrer Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, passed away earlier today in Pune. She was being treated at the Poona Hospital and Research Centre for various ailments and had been ailing for over six months. The yesteryear actor had fractured her leg, but later complications developed and her health started deteriorating as time passed. Last week she suffered from severe respiratory problems so was put on ventilator support, but it didn’t help improve her condition. R.I.P.