LAHORE, Oct 15: Actress Saloni who worked in films from 1964 to 1979 passed away in Karachi on Friday. She was 60.

Living in Lahore, Saloni had gone to Karachi 10 days ago to visit her daughter where lever failure took her life. Her burial will be held here on Saturday (today). She left behind two daughters.

Saloni was the second wife of Bari Malik and stepmother of Khurram Bari, one of the owners of Bari Studios on Multan Road. After her marriage with Bari Malik, she left the film industry. The couple rather moved to Dubai and returned to Pakistan some five years ago. She starred with prominent heroes like Yousaf Khan, Ijaz and Akmal. Born in Hyderabad, Sindh, she started her film career in 1964 from Ghaddar, starring against Muhammad Ali and Sudheer. Her last film was Amir tay Gharib in 1979.

She acted both in Punjabi and Urdu films. Chan Makhna, Dil Da Jani, Sajan Piyara and Phany Khan were among her popular films.

Known film director Aslam Dar said Saloni was a talented actress who left the industry in her hey days.

Director Diljit Mirza said Saloni was a versatile actress. He said she was the only heroine who became a part of an experimental film project, Raja Rani, directed by him. The film was made first in Urdu and then in Punjabi on the same set. He said Saloni was very respectful to her directors.

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