Veteran actor Geeta Kapoor popular for her role in Pakeezah, passes away at 57
Pakeezah actor, Geeta Kapoor passed away this morning at an old age home in Mumbai. The news was confirmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit who posted updates on his Twitter page. The actor has acted in several Bollywood movies but she is best known for her role in Pakeezah.
The film, directed by Kamal Amrohi, saw Meena Kumari playing the lead role and Geeta Kapoor played Rajkumar's second wife. Geeta Kapoor's son, Raja is a choreographer and her daughter Pooja, is an air hostess. Last year, the actor was in the news because she was abandoned by her son, Raja after he admitted her to the hospital. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit and Race 3 director Ramesh Taurani stepped forward to pay her hospital bill, while her son refused to call or come to sign a NOC to move his mother to an old age home.
"#LateActressGeetaKapoor’s friends at the Old Age Home bidding her final Goodbye. They all were in tears and under shock. Better than her own kids who abandoned her. An unforgettable & heart-wrenching experience of mine," the filmmaker tweeted. The filmmaker said he hopes her son would come to do the last rites, if not, he was willing to do it himself. The late actor's body will be at Cooper Hospital Vileparle for two days in hopes that her children would come.
Standing besides the dead body of Actress #GeetaKapoor 57 who was abandoned by her kids in #SRVHospital a year back breathed her last at a suburban Old age home today morning. We tried our best to keep her healthy but her wait for her Son&daughter made her weaker day by day. #RIP pic.twitter.com/yCChdzeSEt— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 26, 2018