Everyone remembers her as the husky-voiced heroine (with the adorable pout) in blockbusters like Jewel Thief, Haathi Mere Saathi, Anubhav… Then she floored us with her stellar acting as the tonsured widow in the Marathi movie, Pitruroon; Bengali films including Prothom Kadam Phool, Rajkumari…and as the adorable, faint-prone grandmother in Son of Sardar… (SoS) Tanuja is a sheer, outspoken delight.

Full of beans, even at 73, gifted with a devil-may-care attitude, and spinning out gems laced with her signature sarcasm and mad sense of humour. She is absolutely lovable. I locked her in conversation, as she winged into Mumbai from Lonavla, to dub …

Shilpi Madan for Deccan Herald

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