Television actress Leena Acharya passes away due to kidney failure, co-star Worship Khanna remembers her

Published: 22 November, 2020 11:36 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Leena Acharya, known for films like Hichki and television shows like Meri Hanikarak Biwi, passed away on November 22 due to kidney failure, and one of her co-stars Worship Khanna has remembered her.

Leena Acharya Picture Courtesy: Instagram
Leena Acharya Picture Courtesy: Instagram

Hichki fame actress Leena Acharya, who was also known for some very successful television shows like Meri Hanikarak Biwi, Seth Ji, Aap Ke Aa Jane Se, passed away on November 22 due to kidney failure.

Her co-star Worship Khanna, spoke to Times of India and talked about working with the actress and also her unfortunate demise. Speaking to the daily, Khanna said, "The actress was suffering from kidney ailment for past one and half years. Her mother donated her kidney a while back, but she didn't survive."

Recalling the time when she played his mother in 2015, Khanna revealed, "In 2015, I had the opportunity to work with Leena ji. She played my mother on-screen in Seth Ji. I was playing the role of Ganesh Rao, a Maharashtrian."

He added, "I would call her Maeri instead of Maa. We shared a great bond. Being a bachelor staying alone in Mumbai, she would get food for me and say 'Betu khana kha le'. She was a very fun loving person."

Talking about the actress' health issues, this is what the actor had to say, "I knew she had health issues in 2015. She was surviving on one kidney and working. She had suffered many health ailments in between and in past four months her health had deteriorated a lot. She was an experienced actor and I will remember her forever."

May her soul rest in peace.

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