Aishwarya, Jaya, other stars pay respects to 'Shammi aunty' at prayer meet
Several Bollywood stars were present at a prayer meet held in Mumbai in memory of veteran actress Shammi, who passed away on Tuesday. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arriving at the Iskcon temple in Juhu for the prayer meet of the actress who had acted in several films over five decades.
She was accompanied by mother-in-law, actress and politician Jaya Bachchan for the gathering, but Amitabh and Abhishek were not present as they are busy with their shoots for films.
Asha Parekh was among the closest friends of Shammi, fondly known as Shammi aunty, and she had expressed her tremendous grief in multiple reports.
Dimple Kapadia on her way out of the venue. The actress was recently in the news for backing the debut of her nephew Karan Kapadia.
Waheeda Rehman arrives at the venue to pay her last respects to the actress. She had also begun her career in the ‘50s like Shammi.
Farah Khan was among the celebrities present at the funeral on Wednesday. She had acted in Shammi’s last film ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.’
Prem Chopra acknowledges the cameras stationed at the venue. Shammi was known for films like ‘Khuda Gawah’, ‘Coolie no 1’ and many others.
Padmini Kolhapure was also spotted arriving at the get-together. She had revealed few weeks ago that her son is gearing up for debut in films.
Aroona Irani snapped after attending the prayer meet. The yesteryear actress was also spotted a day before at ‘Genius’ film launch.
Another yesteryear actress Tina Ambani was also snapped on the occasion. Shammi was known for TV serials like ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, ‘Zabaan Sambhal Ke’, ‘Shriman Shrimati’ as well.
Poonam Dhillon was also among the celebrities seen at the gathering. The yesteryear actress has not been in any film of late.
Abbas-Mustan had launched the former’s son Mustafa in ‘Machine’ last year. They are yet to announce their next film.
Kiran Rao was one of the producers of ‘Secret Superstar’ last year, which took the China box office by storm recently.
Farhan and Zoya Akhtar’s mother, film writer Honey Irani was also spotted. She was a close friend of Shammi.
Farida Jalal made a rare appearance at the event. The veteran actress has not been seen in any film recently.
Poonam Sinha was also clicked on her way to the venue. Other members of the family like Shatrughan and Sonakshi were not seen.
Priya Dutt was among the first to take to Twitter on Tuesday to express her grief about the passing of Shammi.