Bollywood's popular 'mommy' Reema likes all her sons


Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Bollywood's most sought after "mommy" Reema Lagoo is not tired of playing mother to top stars and said that she likes "all her sons equally".

Reema, a recognized Marathi stage actress who has made it big in Bollywood, was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. Her Marathi film "Dhoosar" premiered at the festival Saturday.

"I am not tired of doing ‘mother' roles. I love all my ‘sons' equally," Lagoo quipped, referring to the many superstars like Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan and Govinda, to whom she has played mother in Bollywood films in the last decade.

The actress however said that while Bollywood tended to typecast actors, regional films like "Dhoosar" helped an actor to display his or her entire spectrum of talent.

"As an actor I am happy with roles such as ‘Dhoosar', which help you to exhibit your skills," she said.

Director of "Dhoosar" and an accomplished actor himself Amol Palekar said: "Reema has virtually 'mothered' all the Khans in the industry, apart from a solitary Dutt."