The curious cat brings out surprises in us. If it includes people from Bollywood it somehow affects us more-whether or not we take an active interest in the world of celebrities. The Hindi film industries have had their share of unresolved mysteries. From disappearances to unexpected deaths, this Tuesday throwback, we have covered some of the most enigmatic cases that have not yet been clarified.
Jiah Khan Murder Case
On 3 June 2013, Jiah Khan, the actress best known for her work in Nishabd, opposite Amitabh Bachchan, took her own life. The actress left behind a six-page suicide note which her sister found four days after the death of Jiah. Initially, it was reported depression was the reason behind the suicide. Nevertheless, the case took an unfortunate turn after the note came into the photo, and gave attention to her troubled life. Through the investigation, all the grisly information from her history poured out-from an abusive relationship with Sooraj Pancholi to clandestine abortion. The case is still on trial and Sooraj has been charged by the Mumbai Court for abetting the suicide of Khan. As the trial and blame-game continue, it is still unclear what called for this drastic move.
Jiah Khan Suicide Letter
Parveen Babi’s death
At the peak of her career, Parveen quit the industry and moved to the USA for nearly six years. Absolutely unrecognizable, she returned to Mumbai only to say that Amitabh Bachchan tried to kill her. A few years later, she said that she had evidence about the case involving Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 bomb blasts.
She did not show up in court, however. Parveen suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which causes a person to lose contact with reality. She has constantly felt that someone was trying to kill her, according to her ex-partner Mahesh Bhatt. She was found dead in her flat, at age 56, in 2005. She ‘d died 72 hours before her body was found, according to police accounts. There is no detail yet as to whether she died of natural causes, whether she killed herself or was assassinated.
Divya Bharti’s Death
In the early 90s, Shola Aur Shabnam actress Divya Bharti was a rising star in Bollywood and was even stuck to become the next megastar after a series of hit films and awards. In 1993 she had been at the height of her career.
She was just 19 but then one of Bollywood’s highest-paid stars, and married producer Sajid Nadiadwala. One night, as mentioned, while entertaining designer Neeta Lulla and her friend, Divya clambered in while drunk on her balcony. She lost her focus and fell five stories. While she was still alive when she was reached by ambulance she succumbed to her hospital injuries.
Although the police reported a death case due to unnatural causes, there were a few reports that it was a suicide. Others also pointed to her supposed association with the underworld as the motive behind her murder. In 1998 the investigation into her case has been closed.
Mamta Kulkarni’s disappearance
In the 90s it was very common for Bollywood actresses to be linked to the underworld, but the case of Mamta Kulkarni was one that attracted great attention. She vanished from Bollywood and the country in the late 1990s. People speculated it was connected to her alleged affair with Vicky Goswami, an international drug kingpin, and her friendship with Don Chhota Rajan; She lived for a number of years under different names in Dubai and Nairobi, according to records. She returned to India 10 years after her last Bollywood release, Tiranga (1992). In 2016, the Mumbai police declared her a ‘proclaimed offender’ in an international drug racket that was busted in Thane. In a recent interview, the actress told a news channel that she’s nothing but a victim of her mother’s desires. She also added that Bollywood was a huge mistake.