Remembering Divya Bharti and other Bollywood celebs who died mysteriously
It has been 25 years since Divya Bharti reportedly fell to death from her fifth-floor apartment in Mumbai's Versova. At 19, she was too good too soon. Her fame was dizzying - 21 films in three years, and her marriage to producer Sajid Nadiadwala hushed. Her tragic death still remains unexplained. Today on her death anniversary, we look at other Bollywood celebrities who died mysteriously.
She went to Dubai to attend nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding, but never returned. Sridevi unexpectedly died in a bathtub on February 24, shocking legions of her fans worldwide. She was 54. Though initial reports suggested that she had suffered a cardiac arrest, forensics revealed "accidental drowning" as the cause of her death. Despite countless speculations, the MEA ruled out all claims of foul play.
Best known for her breakout performance opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 'Nishabd', Jiah Khan was found hanging from her bedroom's ceiling fan in June 3, 2013. She was 25. A six-page suicide note was found two days later. Depressed over her turbulent relationship with Sooraj Pancholi, an alleged abortion and a lackluster Bollywood career, Jiah's death remains a mystery, with the CBI still investigating.
The police had to break open Parveen Babi's flat on January 22, 2005 to find her body. She had been dead for several days. A celebrated diva of her time, Babi's loneliness, alcoholism and depression were well known just like her affairs with Mahesh Bhatt and Kabir Bedi. She allegedly suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. However, the cause of her death remains unknown till date.
Remembered for starring in classics such as 'Pyaasa', 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' and 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam', Guru Dutt was found dead in his Mumbai apartment in 1964. He was only 39. He incidentally overdosed on alcohol and sleeping pills. He was reportedly depressed over the growing estrangement with his wife. His long-time collaborator VK Murthy claims it was his third attempt at suicide.Share this timeline