Kozhikode: Actor Dulquer Salmaan has expressed shock over the death of veteran actress Kalpana, with whom he had shared screen space in the recent superhit “Charlie”.
“Devastated to hear about Kalpana chechi. I’ve known her since I was a toddler and she would always tell me stories about my childhood. At a loss for words,” the young heartthrob wrote in a Facebook post.
Kalpana’s role as an aged prostitute named Mary in the movie “Charlie” won her many applauds. In the movie, Mary, who was forced to the fresh trade by her own husband, expresses to Charlie (Dulquer Salmaan) her desire to see mermaid and Charlie takes her to the sea at night in a fishing boat. They celebrate her birthday in the boat off the coast. Mary commits suicide after that jumping into the sea.
“When we shot the boat scene where Charlie kisses Mary, I remember her being so happy. She kept saying I would never give her kisses as a child,” Dulquer wrote.
The national award-winning actress, who appeared in 300 films, died Monday morning in Hyderabad due to heart attack.
She was in Hyderabad for shooting a Telugu film and was scheduled to leave for Kerala later the day.
Kalpana had received National award in the best supporting actress for her performance in "Thanichala Njan" (2012).
Among her other Malayalam hits are "Ennum Eppuzhum", "Karnavar", "Dolfins", "Bangalore Days" and "Spirit".
"Kakki Sattai", "Idhaya Thiruda", "Sathi Leelavathi" and "Chinna Veedu" are among her Tamil films.