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The 14-yr-old child artist who died in Monday’s plane crash ironed out differences with friends, hugged all of them, before she departed for the trip that claimed her life; young friends recall her vivacity
Nivedita Dharvalkar (MID-DAY; May 17, 2012)
“Before she left on Friday for the Nepal trip, Taruni hugged all her friends and said to them, ‘I’m meeting you guys for the last time’,” said 15- year-old Vriti Menghrajani, Taruni Sachdev’s best friend.
“When we asked her why she said that, she laughed and said she was just joking, and meant that she was seeing them for the last time before leaving for a month-long trip to Nepal and then to Bangalore,” added Menghrajani.
The picture that Taruni clicked of herself and her mother on her mobile phone and forwarded to her friends before boarding the ill-fated carrier.
Back then, the friends had no idea that Taruni’s light-hearted joke would come true with such chilling accuracy. The child star and her mother Geeta Sachdev’s mortal remains were brought to their Khar residence around 5.30 pm last evening. Her friends and neighbours remember Taruni — a Std IX student of Avabai Petit High school — as a girl who always wore a smile on her face. “The bodies are in bad shape because of the nature of the accident. Hence the coffins weren’t opened,” said a neighbour of the Sachdevs, without wishing to be identified.
Final adieu: Relatives and friends pay their last respects to Taruni and her mother Geeta. Tania Ahuja (14), Taruni’s More >
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 16, 2012)
The sweet, impish, 14-year-old who followed a reluctant Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) all over the school campus in Paa, is no more. Taruni Sachdev’s death in an air crash on Monday has plunged filmmaker R Balki and his wife Gauri Shende into a state of shock.
Grief-stricken and disbelieving at the enormity of the tragedy, Balki said, “I don’t know what to say. I can’t believe Taruni is gone. She was quite simply the most versatile actress I’ve ever worked with.”
Balki, who has worked with the likes of Tabu, Vidya Balan and Arundhati Nag, said, “Taruni was like Sridevi. She would have a number of expressions to offer for every scene; each one more perfect than the earlier. On the sets of Paa, she was a natural leader among the kids. She could deliver her lines perfectly, without any fuss.” The director remembered the little girl wasn’t the least bit awed by Big B and simply sailed through her role.
Said Balki, “Taruni was a phenomenon of the ad world. Not just me, she had worked with every major ad director. And they would all tell you the same thing. She was one of a kind. Gauri and I had been working with her from the time she was six. She did numerous ads with us. She was amazing before the camera. She could grasp what was required of her even before she was fully told what to do. Why did this have to happen with her?”
Balki’s last memory of Taruni is the beautiful lampshade she presented the couple. “It is one of our most More >
THE TIMES OF INDIA (May 15, 2012)
Fate’s cruel hands crushed Taruni Sachdev’s dreams on Monday when a 20-seater plane slammed into a cliff in Jomsom, western Nepal killing thirteen Indians and two crew members. The 14-year-old child actress was last seen in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Paa’. Her mother Geetha Sachdev also died in the crash.
Besides the Hindi blockbuster, Tarunai also featured in two Malayalam films, ‘Vellinakshatram‘ and ‘Sathyam‘. Her last TV outing was as a participant on Shah Rukh Khan’s quiz show ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?”. She had done many commercials including the popular Rasna ad.
As per the Indian embassy there were 21 people aboard out of which 16 were Indians. Those rescued included Sreekanth, aged between 35-40 years, and two girls – Sreevardhini (9) and Sreepada (6).
“The injured Indians are undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital in Pokhara. The other 13 Indians are feared to be dead,” the embassy said in a statement.
Amitabh Bachchan has expressed shock over the death of child artist Taruni Sachdev, who played his school friend in Paa. “Just reading that Taruni Sachdev the girl child artist in Paa, has perished in Nepal plane crash. Please God may this not be true.”
Even Abhishek Bachchan also expressed his grief over the sudden demise of the chid actor. “Shocked and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost 1 of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from Paa. More >
Bollywood is coming out with creative, out of the box films and the year 2009 is a witness to it. Paa is one such film that can also be safely termed as ‘most unique film of 2009’. Of course, the USP is undoubtedly Amitabh Bachchan’s wonderful portrayal as a 12/13 year old kid. But that alone isn’t the only thing that makes the flick special. The execution by R Balki is marvelous and the film would have surely fallen like a pack of cards if the treatment wasn’t appropriate. Paa, thus, works well and is definitely a must watch!
The story of the movie: Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is a 12 year old suffering from a rare genetic disease, progeria which results in accelerated ageing. So although he’s just 12, his body age is 5 times more. But Auro is witty, mischievous and intelligent and just like any other school going student of his age. He lives with his mother, Vidya (Vidya Balan), a gynecologist and Vidya’s mom (Arundhati Nag). All three are living happily but one day their world turns upside down when Auro comes to face to face with his own father, MP Amol Atre (Abhishek Bachchan). But both Auro and Amol are unaware of each other’s ‘connection’.
Paa is simply made and the film grips you from the first scene itself. Auro and Amol’s entry in the narrative is highly impressive. The innovative projects made by the students and Amol’s beautiful speech in the school instantly put a smile on your face. Also note how very less time is reserved for the flashback portions and the focus More >