The passing-away last evening of veteran actress Achala Sachdev has caused a minor flutter within the fashion industry. When the news of the actresses passing was made public earlier today, many who heard the news in passing or saw messages on Twitter condoling her death, mistakenly assumed it was the model-turned-choreographer, Achla Sachdev, who is incidentally decades younger.
Says Achla Sachdev, “I was mildly foxed and perturbed when my models began calling my phone to find out about me! Then one of them told me they heard that I had died! A bit later, I got the news that the old-time actress Achala Sachdev was the one who had unfortunately passed away.
Since my parents named me after her, I did feel bad on hearing the news and pray for her soul to be at rest. I also send me deepest and heart-felt condolences to her family!”
The younger generation will remember the actress as Kajol’s grandmother in Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayege, Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Na Tum Jaano Na Hum which starred Hrithik Roshan.
Her funeral will be held on May 1st 2012 in Pune, India and we at MissMalini send her family our deepest regrets and condolences.