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Veteran bolywood actress Ava Mukherjee passes away


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‘Devdas’ actress who played the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s grandmother in the movie is no more. She passed away on January 15 th , at the age of 88.
The late actress started her acting career with the Bengali film ‘Ram Dhakka’ in 1966, but only tasted success with a brief role in Sunhil Sippy’s 2000 film ‘Snip!’. It was after ‘Snip’ that she went on to play the kind grandmother to SRK’s alcoholic ‘Devdas’. She landed her first lead role only in her last film, Detective Naani (2009), which was directed by her daughter Romilla Mukherjee. In the film she played Usha Dutt, a Miss Marple-esque character whose amateur detecting skills help bust a trafficking ring.
Mukherjee was a familiar face on television through commercials for a renowned drug company, and had also appeared in the movies ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’ and ‘Detective Naani’. Her screen image was that of a loving and lovable grandmother, the kind who sets everything right. May her soul rest in peace!

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