For all these years, Bollywood has seen deaths for various artists in mysterious circumstances and proved the fact that how shallow this industry can be.
Today, we are looking at 5 Indian Celebrities who died in Mysterious Circumstances. In this list, we’ll look at celebrity deaths which are still a mystery for the country.
5. Guru Dutt –
Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone or better known as Guru Dutt was a world-renowned actor, director, and producer at a time when the film culture was rising in India.
He was famous for producing lyrical and artistic films within the context of popular Hindi cinema of the 1950s and expanding its commercial conventions.
He made the 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, and Chaudhvin Ka Chand.
In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool have been included among the greatest films of all time, Pyaasa by Time magazine’s “All-TIME” 100 best movies list and by the 2002 Sight & Sound critics’ and directors’ poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time.
But this talent could not stay with us for long as Guru Dutt was found dead on his bed in his rented apartment at Pedder Road in Mumbai on October 10, 1964.
He is said to have been taking alcohol mixed with sleeping pills. But it is still unknown whether his death was suicide or accidental.
Interestingly he was in a very happy mood the previous day and had shown no signs of depression.
He was only 39 when he died. But in a short span of a 13-year film career, Guru Dutt is considered to be one of the very few artists to have achieved tremendously in the Hindi film industry.
4. Divya Bharti –
No actress in Bollywood has seen success as the 90s actress Divya Bharti did. She started her career in a Tamil film, Bobbili Raja, and later did many Tamil movies before starting her Bollywood journey.
Her first Bollywood movie, Vishwatma came out in 1992 opposite Sunny Deol, at an age of just 18.
The young girl, who was often referred to as Sridevi’s lookalike won millions of hearts with her chirpy performances and sprightly innocence.
She acted in over a dozen Hindi films within a single year, which is still an unbroken record in the Hindi cinema.
Later, the actress married the director-producer Sajid Nadiadwala and ever converted to Islam and changed her name to Sana Nadiadwala.
However, destiny had its ways of playing with the angel. It was the fateful night of April 5, 1993, when the country lost Divya in a sudden turn of events.
There were numerous speculations by the media regarding Divya’s sudden demise, including the possibility of accidental death, suicide, and even murder.
Reportedly, the actress fell to death from the fifth floor of her apartment in Versova, Mumbai.
Police closed the investigation into her death in 1998, but the circumstances of her death remain murky.
3. Jiya Khan –
Jiya Khan’s death has been one of the most controversial things the Bollywood has everseen.
This NewYork born actress came to Mumbai to make acting as her profession in the early2000s.
The actor later got a chance and debuted with Amitabh Bachchan in Ram Gopal Varma’s Nishabd. The actress was later seen in small roles in Ghajini and Housefull.
On June 3, 2013, at the age of 25, the actress reportedly committed suicide in her flat by hanging herself to the ceiling fan.
On June 7, 2013, a six-page suicide note was found by her sister where she directly accused actor Suraj Pancholi, her then-boyfriend, for Jiah’s murder.
On August 1, 2016, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) declared the cause of Jiah’s death as ‘suicide by hanging.’
Her mother then hired a British forensic expert who concluded in a report that Jiah’s hanging was staged and the marks on her face and neck indicate that there was more to her death.
On 31 January 2018, nearly five years after her death, a court in Mumbai charged Pancholi with abetting Khan’s suicide. The case has not yet been settled.
2. Sridevi –
The death of this veteran actress came as a shock to the people around the world. The actress had just made her comeback in the movies and was giving her best in films.
Her films English Vinglish and Mom were loved by everyone and everyone was sure that Sridevi, who is often hailed as India’s first female superstar, was back.
Unfortunately, it didn’t go too well for the actress. On the night of February 24, 2018, Sridevi was found unconscious in her bathtub in her hotel room in Dubai, by her husband Boney Kapoor. Soon, speculations were rife about the cause.
The post-mortem revealed that death was caused due to “accidental drowning”. However, what exactly happened on a fateful evening would always remain a mystery.
After some investigation, Sridevi’s mortal remains were flown into Mumbai from Dubai on February 27, and a state funeral was held on February 28.
The late actress is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor.
1. Sushant Singh Rajput –
2020 has not been a great year for people and this became much worse when it was found out that Sushant Singh Rajput had committed suicide. One of the best actors of our generation started his career with Star Plus’s romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), followed by a lead role in Zee TV‘s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–11).
In 2013, the actor made his debut in Bollywood with Kai Po Che, for which he received a nomination as the best debut male.
The actor later did many films like Shuddh Desi Romance, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, MS Dhoni, etc. His last released movie Chhichhore was appreciated by the critics and audiences alike.
On 14 June 2020, Rajput, aged 34, was found dead hanging from the ceiling fan in his home in Bandra, Mumbai.
He had reportedly been suffering from depression for about six months. No suicide note has been found as of now and many theories and speculations about his death are still been circulated on social media.
According to Mumbai Police IPS officer Vinay Chaubey, medical prescriptions and medical reports were found in Sushant’s room and an investigation is underway.
Only time will tell what made the actor take up such a drastic step. Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has, at least, started the conversation about Depression in this country.
Depression, the term which is usually referred to as “Kharaab Mood” in our country is very real and most of the population is suffering from it.
Depression doesn’t care about your money or success. It can come to anyone and maybe ruin their lives unless helped.
Till we start accepting it as a real condition, we all need to take care of the people suffering from it.
Talk to them, cheer them, motivate them, and maybe, don’t say things which might hurt someone. And there is only one way to do it.
Choose Empathy over Sympathy. Empathy will go a long way, and it might help someone too. Be kind and be responsible, that’s the best you can do.
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