Our industry has witnessed some really disturbing celeb deaths under mysterious circumstances. Here are some incidents that hugely shocked the nation, starting with the most recent demise…
JIAH KHAN – DIED ON 3RD JUNE 2013
Jiah Khan was all of 25 when she was found dead in her apartment, Sagar Sangeet, in Mumbai’s Juhu area. She has apparently committed suicide. Though reasons that provoked the late actress to end her life are yet to be uncovered, few sources claim that Jiah hanged herself due to depression and stress in her personal life.
PARVEEN BABI – DIED ON 20TH JANUARY 2005
Parveen was found dead in her Mumbai apartment two days after her demise, under mysterious circumstances. Apparently, the actress hadn’t eaten anything for three days and had starved to death. Parveen had shown signs of the paranoid schizophrenia during her career. Under this condition, she had suffered various delusions and hallucinations. Parveen also had a serious diabetic condition, due to which she was found to have gangrene of the left foot at the time of her death.
DIVYA BHARTI – DIED ON 5TH APRIL 1993
The gorgeous late actress took the Hindi film industry by storm with her super stylish entry. Apparently, Divya fell from the window ledge of her five-storey Versova apartment. Married to producer Sajid Nadiawala, Divya’s death is still a mystery, as there were various rumours related to her sudden demise – that of the possibility of an accidental death, suicide, murder and even a conspiracy against her by her husband.
SILK SMITHA – DIED ON 23RD SEPTEMBER 1996
One of the most sought-after erotic heroines down south in the early 80s, Silk Smitha was found dead at her Chennai residence. Her death was widely perceived as suicide following many personal and professional problems – like financial crunches, disappointed love life, as well as alcohol addiction – due to which she suffered depression and ended her life. Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture was said to be inspired from Smitha’s life.
NAFISA JOSEPH – DIED ON 29TH JULY 2004
A successful model and an MTV VJ of her time, Nafisa committed suicide at her Mumbai apartment. Many reports claim that she hanged herself because of her businessman fiance Gautam Khanduja. The two were all set to tie the knot in a few weeks before Nafisa’s death. Reportedly, Nafisa had found out that Gautam was still a married man, though he had earlier told her that he had been divorced for two years. Nafisa couldn’t take this sudden, shocking revelation, and ended her life.
GURU DUTT – DIED ON 10TH OCTOBER 1964
An overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills caused Guru Dutt’s untimely death. It is yet to be discovered as to whether the finest actor of his time committed suicide or some unfortunate accident took his life away. Though his family has always maintained that it was an accident, but it is quite a known fact that Guru Dutt was under immense depression owing to the growing distance between him and his wife Geeta Dutt – a strong reason that might have encouraged him to commit suicide.
PRIYA RAJVANSH – DIED ON 27TH MARCH 2000
As she was found dead at her then-deceased living-in partner Chetan Anand’s Ruia Park bungalow in Juhu, initial reports claimed that Priya had committed suicide. But later, it was discovered that Chetan’s two sons Ketan and Vivek, along with two other accomplices, had been killed Priya for property.
KUNAL SINGH – DIED ON 7TH FEBRUARY 2008
His was clearly not a natural death. The Dil Hi Dil Mein actor was found hanging from the ceiling at his Mumbai residence. His father refused to believe that his son had committed suicide, and suspected a murder plot.
MANMOHAN DESAI – DIED ON 1ST MARCH 1994
This ace director and producer apparently fell from the balcony of the collapsed railing he was leaning on, in Khetwadi. Though it appeared to be a pure accidental death, few reports suggest that Manmohan committed suicide, as his later films were bombing at the box office.
Contributed By Sonia Narula