Nepal plane crash: Rasna girl Taruni Sachdeva dreamt to become heroine

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    Bharati Dubey, TNN | May 16, 2012, 01.45AM IST

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    MUMBAI: When she entered the glamour world at a little over five years, Taruni Sachdeva dreamt of becoming a heroine one day. "Uncle, I want to do the heroine's role in your film," Taruni told director Vinayan T G who introduced her to films in 2004. But the girl's dreams were cut short when she was killed in Monday's plane crash in Nepal. Her mother Geeta, who was travelling with her, also died in the mishap.

    The two were part of a group of Indians who had chartered the Agni Air flight for a pilgrimage to Muktinath in Nepal. Taruni's father Haresh Sachdeva and his friend Ajay Jain have gone to Nepal to bring the bodies back. "The bodies are being shipped by Agni Air but we are paying the fare. We will reach Mumbai tomorrow," Jain said.

    The vivacious Taruni, who became one of the most poplar faces on television-she was the Rasna girl-had won the hearts of her directors and fellow actors, right from Amitabh Bachchan, with whom she had shared screen space in both ads and a film, to Karishma Kapoor. It was in an ad film where director Vinayan first spotted her and chose her for his Malayalam horror film, Vellinakshtram, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran. Vinayan said, "I saw her in an ad with Mr Amitabh Bachchan. I got her number from the agency and called her. When her mother Geeta handed the phone to her, Taruni said, 'uncle, I want to act in films'. She was an extraordinary child, full of life. She was always with me all through Vellinakshtram. It is shocking that she is no more." Vinayan is so fond of the child that he has even posted his photograph with her on a social networking site.

    After Vellinakshtram, Vinayan also cast Taruni in his next film, Sathyam, where she acted with Sukumaran again.

    A couple of months ago, Taruni was in Kerala shooting for a commercial. Vinayan said, "From there, she called me up to tell me that she wanted to be in my film. I told her that we will definitely meet to speak about it. She said, 'Thank you, uncle'. And those were her last words to me."

    Taruni was probably the first 11-year-old to have played the Big B's girlfriend in a movie. Abhishek Bachchan, who was an assistant director of Paa, only had words of praise for the girl, who would play around the sets and chat with everyone. "She was a brilliant kid. She was not only a good actor but also a well-informed child who had knowledge about everything that was happening around the world," he said.

    Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "Just reading that Tarini Sachdev the girl child artiste in Paa, has perished in Nepal plane crash. Please God may this not be." Abhishek also posted on the micro blogging site: "SHOCKED and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost 1 of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from PAA. Speechless."

    Like the Bachchans, others known to Taruni and her family are yet to come to terms with the tragedy. R Balki, who directed Paa and also shot many commercials with Taruni, did not have any words to describe his feelings. "I will not be able to talk," he said. "She was a lovely vibrant child," is how Karishma describes Taruni; Karishma featured in the very popular Rasna ad, which made Taruni a household face.

    According to those in the film industry, Taruni was not only a good actor but also a very bright student and her mother always made sure that she never neglected her studies. Line producer of Paa Anita Manchanda said, "Her mother was strict about her studies and would make her sit with her books on the sets, during shoot breaks." Manchanda fondly remembers how during breaks, Taruni would frolic around the sets and her mother would sometimes have to "rein in her make her sit down". "But at the same time, she was a very diplomatic kid who knew how to handle both the young and the old. There were times when boys on the sets would try to trouble her but she tackled them so well that they ended up liking her."


    Nepal plane crash: Rasna girl Taruni Sachdeva dreamt to become heroine - The Times of India


    God take away those who he likes the most!!.

    RIP!!.
     
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    Red-tape adds to Nepal plane crash relatives’ agony

    Nathaniel Valthaty, TNN | May 16, 2012, 03.59AM IST


    MUMBAI: Leaving their two daughters at home in Tardeo, 54-year-old Kamal Arora and his wife Menaka (52) left for a pilgrimage to Nepal along with their son Shiv (20). Those who remained are the only survivors of that nuclear family unit. Kamal, Menaka and Shiv were among the 15 people who died in the Nepal plane crash on Monday. For Vidhi (29) and Prerna (25), the wait for the bodies of their parents and brother gets longer as a lengthy list of certificates and clearances is required to bring the remains back to Mumbai. Funeral details remain unsure because of the procedural formalities involved. "Last I heard only one body had been identified because all of them were in such a bad state," said a relative of the family.

    The relative listed a series of clearances that the family requires from Kathmandu and in Mumbai after the bodies arrive here. The clearances at Kathmandu, the relative said, include a police no-objection certificate, a post-mortem report, an embalming certificate, passport cancellation and an embassy letter for transferring the bodies. The assents at the airport in Mumbai include the Customs clearance, a certificate from the airport health department as well as police and security clearance. "Our family is in grief and look at the amount of paperwork involved just to get the bodies back," said the relative.

    Kamal ran a store selling imitation jewellery. The Aroras' apartment at Great Eastern building at Mumbai Central remained locked on Tuesday while relatives congregated at a flat on Pedder Road. Menaka's brothers and Kamal's brother are believed to have gone to Kathmandu to bring the bodies back.

    A person close to the family said that Shiv had not planned to go on the trip but later decided to accompany his parents. The Aroras had informed the building watchman before they left on the pilgrimage to halt the delivery of flowers for the indoor shrine because they would not be home for the next 10 days.

    Red-tape adds to Nepal plane crash relatives’ agony - The Times of India
     
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    RIP Taruni and all other who died in the crash. May god give the families the strength to bear the loss.
     

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