Remembering Smita Patil on her 28th death anniversary, actress-social activist Shabana Azmi said that the former co-star left a strong impact on films.

Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil
Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil

The duo starred together in movies like "Arth" and "Mandi".

"Remembering #Smita Patil on her 28th death anniversary. What an indelible impression she has left on film in such a short career span. Respect," Shabana tweeted Sunday.

Known for films like “Manthan”, “Bhumika”, "Aakrosh", “Namak Halaal” and “Shakti”, Smita’s career spanned over a decade and in a very short time she had carved a niche for herself. Apart from parallel cinema, she was equally active in mainstream films with movies like "Namakhalal", "Shakti" and "Aakhir Kyon".

Smita, mother of actor Prateik Babbar, died on Dec 13, 1986, due to complications in childbirth.