Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi made some searing movies in her profession, together with the likes of Rudaali and Daman, however other than her skilled profession, Kalpana was additionally all the time within the public eye for her private life. Her unconventional relationship with music director and singer Bhupen Hazarika had caught many eyeballs. Lately, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Kalpana’s mom Lalitha Lajmi opened up in regards to the late pair and Kalpana’s unlucky demise.
“She (Kalpana) was 17 to his 45 (Bhupen Hazarika). At first, I didn’t know of her involvement with Bhupenda. She’d say she was going to the suburbs to satisfy her buddies. As mother and father we’d given her all freedom. After I lastly bought to know of her relationship, Kalpana insisted they had been simply good buddies. However she was always on the cellphone these days. Her father would complain in regards to the enormous payments. She would preserve making calls to Kolkata and likewise ship telegrams,” mentioned Lalitha as she recounted how their relationship first started.
Lalitha Lajmi went on so as to add that when she found Kalpana had moved away completely to Kolkata in an effort to reside with Hazarika, she herself determined to go to the ‘metropolis of pleasure’ and persuade her to return again. “I left with Devdas (Kalpana’s brother) for Kolkata, to carry Kalpana again. I didn’t thoughts her residing with him. What upset me was the age distinction. She was solely 19. Bhupenda was match to be her father.”
Lalitha Lajmi additionally spoke in regards to the friction within the duo’s bond and mentioned, “He would usually be invited to carry out overseas. There he’d introduce her as ‘niece of Guru Dutt’, ‘daughter of so and so’ or his ‘supervisor’. Kalpana resented that. Whereas she was open about their relationship, he didn’t acknowledge her.”
Remembering her daughter, Lalitha Lajmi spoke of the varied battles Kalpana needed to battle earlier than she handed away. The director was recognized with a power UTI in addition to kidney most cancers. She additionally expressed gratitude to actors like Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt for offering Kalpana with much-needed ethical and monetary help.
“Aamir Khan was the primary individual to supply assist. He despatched cheques instantly into her account. Another administrators additionally contributed. Soni Razdan and Alia Bhatt paid for her dialysis until the very finish. They had been extraordinarily near Kalpana. In actual fact, Alia was born in entrance of her. I’m deeply grateful to all those that helped,” Lalitha Lajmi concluded.
Kalpana Lajmi handed away on September 23, 2018 in Mumbai.