Film world remembers Suchitra Sen
Legendary actress and screen icon Suchitra Sen died on Friday morning in a Kolkata hospital from cardiac arrest at age 83. The film word reacted to the passing away of India's Greta Garbo who stayed away from not just limelight but also public life for nearly three and half decades.
Moushumi Chatterjee: You cannot express Suchitra Sen in words. I first saw her when my father-in-law took me to the studio in Tollywood and introduced me. She pulled my cheek and loved me. Then when she was acting in Aandhi in Mumbai I went and met her. We have so much to learn from her. Whatever the heroines of today say about their names and roles appearing above heros in the industry, Suchitra Sen had done it then for the first time. Till we live, she will live in us.
Aparna Sen: It is the end of an era. I wanted to do a documentary on her once. She had not agreed predictably. We grew up hearing her stories, films.
Sridevi: Actor par excellence, a divine beauty, a legend, an icon who will inspire generations to come. RIP Suchitra Sen.
Bengali actor Ranjit Mullick: I still recall the days of acting with Suchitra Sen in Devi Choudhurani. She was larger than life.
Rituparna Sengupta: Even researchers can fathom her. She was above everything else. She was difficult to be decoded. She left an indelible mark in the Bengali mind. She was such an inspiration. She was a power woman. I am so inspired by her.
Mithun Chakraborty: I think if you call who is numero uno, I think she is the one. She was beautiful, talented and would carry herself so well. She is the ultimate dream. I have seen her film Saptapadi 11 times. There is no comparison to Suchitra Sen. She cast a spell, she had a magic. I am too small a man to discuss the greatest of all.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Suchitra Sen will always be remembered for her Remarkable Performances in Devdas,Aandhi,Mamta and immense Contribution to Bengali Cinema.RIP
Amitabh Bachchan: Suchitra Sen .. beauty, talent, enigmatic - she adorned film world of Bengal with exquisite performances .. graced Hindi films too ! Talent and grace personified !
(Posted on 17-01-2014)