Veteran theatre, TV and film personality Surekha Sikri passed away earlier this week on July 16. She was 75. Many actors in the industry mourned her passing. Ayushmann Khurrana shared in a social media post that after a screening of their 2018 film Badhaai Ho, Surekha left him and his wife Tahira Kashyap speechless when she told them she was looking for more work, even at her age.
Now, Pankaj Tripathi has also commented on Surekha’s demise. He said, “I believe she had to audition for her last role in Badhaai Ho. To hear this was heartbreaking. Imagine a stalwart like Surekhaji having to audition like a newcomer. And yet she did it like a thorough professional. I salute her passion.”