Child artiste Taruni Sachdev, was among the 13 Indians who died in the Nepal plane crash on Monday. Taruni’s mother, Geetha Sachdev, who was accompanying her on the flight also died in the crash.
The private aircraft was carrying 18 passengers from the resort town of Pokhara to Jomsom when it crashed while landing at the mountain airstrip.
Taruni, who became famous as the ‘Rasna’ girl, played the role of Auro aka Amitabh Bachchan‘s friend in National Award winning film Paa. She has featured in over 50 commercials and has acted in a number of films down south. She also appeared on Shah Rukh Khan‘s reality quiz show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain
Hearing the news, Taruni’s Paa co-star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “Just reading that Tarini Sachdev the girl child artist in Paa, has perished in Nepal plane crash .. please God may this not be true.”
Co-star Abhishek Bachchan also tweeted, “SHOCKED and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost 1 of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from PAA. Speechless…..”