The news of actress-VJ Sophiya Haque’s death stunned the entertainment world on Thursday.
Popular in the 90s, VJ, Sophiya Haque, rose to fame in India with Channel V's show Sophiya’s Choice. She passed away early morning on January 16. Reports say that Sophiya had been battling cancer for a long time and was admitted to a hospital in London where she died in her sleep.
Sophiya acted in films like Snip, Bombay Dreams and The Far Pavilions. The actress-VJ also did BBC’s Fairy Tales series with Denise Van Outen. She was last seen in a British-Bollywood musical called Wah Wah Girls in 2012.
Celebs on Twitter expressed their shock. Here are their views:
Dia Mirza @deespeak: RIP Sophiya Haque... I'll never forget you dancing with abandon onto the cricket field in the cadbury commercial...
Vishal Dadlani @V1SH4L: RIP Sophiya Haque, who along with Danny McGill + Nonie, started a revolution as India's first VJ's on MTV.They were proper megastars in '93.
Pooja Bhatt @PoojaB1972: Tragic news about Sophiya Haque. One of the most gorgeous women to have walked this planet... Shine on where-ever it is you now are luv...
Tejaswini Kolhapure @TejuKolhapure: Sad very sad about #SophiyaHaque ... Don't want to add how what when .. Guess news will run it now ! God bless her soul, too young to die !