Amitabh Bachchan visited senior actress Sulochana Latkar on her 86th birthday on 30th July. Along with actresses like Nirupa Roy, Protima Devi , Leela Chitnis , Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote , Kamini Kaushal and Dina Pathak ; Sulochana ji epitomized mother roles in the golden era of Hindi cinema.
Sulochana ji started in the pre independence era with Chimukla Sansar (1943) , however the first hindi film came in in the form of Ab Dilli Door Nahin in 1957.Two years later Bimal Roy approached her to play the role of Nutan and Shashikala’s mother in Sujata , a role which established her as a seasoned character artist of the times.
In a career spanning seven decades and over 200 films, Sulochana ji made her name in both Hindi and Marathi cinema.
She is still remembered as the onscreen mother to most of the leading men hindi cinema including superstars Amitabh Bachchan , Shashi Kapoor and Dharamendra .
She was awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan award by the government of Maharashtra in 2009.