The film industry remembers the enigma
Suchitra Sen, passed away today in the morning following a cardiac arrest. Film fraternity, both Bollywood and Bengali paid tributes to her enchanting beauty and her inspiring work. Sen, 82, died in Kolkata due to a massive heart attack at a super-speciality hospital. The actress was admitted to the hospital last month following a respiratory tract infection.
Prosenjit Chatterjee: “It’s a great loss for Bengali Cinema and Indian Cinema Maha Nayika is no more… Mrs Sen… RIP.”
Sridevi: “An actor par excellence, a divine beauty, a legend and an icon who will inspire generations to come. RIP Suchitra Sen.”
Shoojit Sircar: “RIP Suchitra Sen… Real inspiration… How to detach yourself from the Stardom and Film world … Spiritual power.”
Madhur Bhandarkar: “Suchitra Sen will always be remembered for her remarkable performances in Devdas, Aandhi, Mamta and immense contribution to Bengali Cinema. RIP.”
Prem Chopra: “It’s a great loss. She is a great actress and iconic figure of Bengali film. She made her name all over the world.”
Onir: “With the demise of the beautiful and talented Suchitra Sen Bengali cinema has lost one of the most beautiful actress and dynamic personality…”
Rituparna Sengupta, who is set to reprise Sen’s iconic character Debi Chowdhurani, said, “She was a great symbol of women empowerment. She was not only known in Bengali film industry but also in the international cinema. I look upto her. She lived in the minds of people and remembered for her beautiful smile and the aura.”
Suchitra Sen is best known for her classics like Devdas, Aandhi and Saptapadi.