Mumbai: Noted theatre and film actress Sulabha Deshpande was cremated on June 5. Several celebrities and politicians attended the funeral.
- Sulabha Deshpande died on June 4 due to prolonged illness
- She was cremated at Shivaji Park crematorium in Dadar
- Ms Deshpande's last Bollywood film was English Vinglish
Ms Deshpande died on June 4 due to prolonged illness. She was 79. The actress, who featured in numerous Marathi and Hindi films, was cremated at Shivaji Park crematorium in Dadar.
Filmmaker Govind Nihalani, actor Nana Patekar, actress Ratna Pathak Shah, politicians Sushil Kumar Shinde and Vinod Tawde were present. Many Marathi actors paid tribute to Ms Deshpande who was known for her spontaneity and simplicity.
Apart from acting in the plays written by acclaimed playwrights such as Vijay Tendulkar, Ms Deshpande had featured in several Marathi and Hindi films and TV serials.
In Hindi, she appeared in films like Bhumika (1977), Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978) and Gaman (1978).
Films such as Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai, Bheegi Palkein and Ghar Ho To Aisa feature on her list of Bollywood movies. Ms Deshpande's last Bollywood film was Sridevi's 2012 movie English Vinglish.