Rita Bhaduri has often been mistaken for Jaya Bhaduri's sister due to the same surname but its not true.
By now you must have read about the demise of veteran actress Rita Bhaduri at the age of 62. Bhaduri passed away today morning after suffering cardiac arrest at Sujoy Hospital in suburban Juhu. She was in the hospital from the last two weeks.
"She was suffering from kidney ailment and organs had become weak. She passed away due to cardiac arrest at about 1.45 am," her niece Mini Bhaduri told PTI.
Now that everyone is writing about her years of work in the film and television industry, we wanted to dig out information about her association with Punjabi Cinema. Rita - an FTII student, first appeared in a Malayalam film followed by supporting sister roles in few Hindi Films. She was from Bengali origin but found stardom in Gujrati Cinema. By late 70s she appeared in a few other regional films. Around the same time she got offers of two Punjabi films Mutiyaar & Mahi Munda. According to Mohan Singh Kang ( Assistant Director of Mutiyaar), Rita was a good actress who could easily get into the skin of her character, a Punjabi girl.
Rita dubbed her own dialogues in Punjabi and did a pretty good job at it. Out of the two Punjabi films that she did, one was an average performer while the other one flopped at the box office.
Rita went back to Hindi & Gujrati films and in the latter part of her career, she appeared in many TV serials, one after the other. She connected again with Punjabi audience through two popular serials based on Punjabi families. The serials were called Amanat & Hadh Kar Di. Amanat was a family drama and Hadh Kar Di was a comedy serial in which she played the role of Dara Singh's wife.