National Award-Winning Dadi From Badhaai Ho Surekha Sikri Hasn’t Been Doing Films For This Reason. We Want To See Her Back!
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The reason behind her not signing a film or daily soap is because the actress is currently unwell for a while. “I had a brain stroke ten months ago and I have been recovering since then. I fell down and hit my head in the bathroom while shooting in Mahabaleshwar. I have not been able to work due to my illness. The doctors say that I will be alright soon,” she shared.
Surekha Sikri and the team of Badhaai Ho are tremendously happy as the film and Surekha herself won a National Award. Badhaai Ho surprised everyone with it’s success and Surekha played the role of a mother-in-law in the film. “I think, it should have won the Best Screenplay Award as well as the script is the king and today content rules. The film has a family drama with a universal appeal. Bahut gharon mein relationships kuch aise hi hote hai. I am humbled that kuch logon ne mujhe is laayak samjha to give me an award. I am quite thrilled. I realised so many people love me and it is because of Badhaai Ho, I think,” Surekha said.
Before stepping into films and TV, Surekha Sikri had a huge contribution in theatre and for which she received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989 and also many awards for the negative role of Dadisa, in the primetime soap Balika Vadhu. She shares that it is quite satisfying for an actor to get an award. “All awards are important as they speak of people’s appreciation for one’s work.” Talking about her last two National Awards, Sikri says, “The first time I won the National Award for Tamas, I was over the moon. It was a huge deal. Winning such prestigious awards changes the way people look at you, think of you. More people want to work with you,” she signs off.