“Sadhana’s going away so suddenly has shaken me. I had gone to meet her a few weeks ago. She was not well and she was fighting her illness. Sadhana was one of bravest women I knew. We were very close friends. And we-Sadhana, Waheeda Rehman and I would meet for dinner and movies regularly.
Lately, she was besieged by problems. She was fighting five court cases for the custody of her home. Can you imagine this ill aging woman who never liked to be seen in public, all alone with fat files standing up in court all alone? Once she had fractured her leg and had to meet the Police Commissioner. She went to his office. He had to come down and meet her because she couldn’t climb up.
Waheeda and I wanted to meet her more often, just be there for her. But, she would not want us to interrupt our routine for her problems. Sadhana had a brilliant innings as an actress. Her career was interrupted by her illness which damaged her eyes. When she got married, she didn’t want to work anymore. The work that she did in Hum Dono and Mere Mehboob would live forever.”