Here’s a list of celebrities who died a sudden and tragic death which led to conspiracy theories around their mysterious demise.
The gorgeous actress who was one of the best stars of the 90s died a tragic death. Bharti fell from the fifth floor of her apartment. Police investigated the case but came to a conclusion that it was a suicide. However, there were speculations that her husband Sajid Nadiadwala was the cause of her death.
Shikha Joshi, who was last seen in the movie ‘BA Pass’ committed suicide by slitting her throat open at her MHADA flat in Versova, Mumbai. It is speculated that the actress took the extreme step due to frustration of not getting acting roles in Bollywood.
3. Manmohan Desai
The director who was responsible for classics like Amar Akbar Anthony, Coolie, and Dharam Veer, was found dead after jumping off from his balcony. His acquaintances say that he was depressed due to his unsuccessful career, while others say that he was fed up of his back pain and therefore ended his life.
4. Jiah Khan
The 25-year-old actress, who made her debut with RGV’s ‘Nishabdh’, was found hanging from her ceiling at her Juhu apartment on June 3, 2013. Her mother Rabia Khan alleged that it was not a suicide, and that it was murder. She blamed actor Aditya Pancholi’s son, Sooraj Pancholi, who was Jiah’s boyfriend, for her death. She also produced pages from Jiah’s diary where the actor had written about her unhappy relationship.
5. Guru Dutt
The director, actor and producer, who gave us classics like Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, and Chaudhvin Ka Chand was found dead due to an alcohol and sleeping pill overdose. Dutt was a victim of depression.
6. Silk Smitha
Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati, popularly known as Silk Smitha was the sex siren of the South industry. The actress died in 1996 by committing suicide. It is said that her alcoholism, failed romances and dwindling finances made her take her own life. Her story was also made into a film. Vidya Balan portrayed Silk Smitha in the blockbuster ‘The Dirty Picture’.
7. Kunal Singh
The cute actor from ‘Dil Hi Dil Mein’ was found hanging from the ceiling of his house. However, the actor’s father claimed that it was not a suicide and that his son was murdered.
8. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi was the first Indian actress to grace the Time Magazine cover. The actress was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and was found dead in her Mumbai flat. Postmortem, the doctors speculated that she starved herself to death.
9. Viveka Babajee
One of India’s top models died a tragic death, when she hung herself from the ceiling fan in her flat. She had left a diary which eerily said ‘I kill’. It is suspected that a spat with her boyfriend pushed her to the edge.
10. Nafeesa Joseph
MTV’s beloved VJ ended her life due to love gone awry. Her marriage was called off because she learnt that her boyfriend Gautam Khanduja was already married and had lied to her about his divorce.