Maya Nagri (Mumbai) attracts everyone to itself because of its dazzling life. It’s the dream of millions of people to appear on the big screen and make their place in Bollywood. Just as every problem brings with it its solution, in the same way, some haters and enemies exist among fans and followers. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the reason for the unusual death of film stars is because of their name and fame.
Today we are going to talk about the Top 10 Bollywood stars who died unusual deaths.
1. Jiah Khan
We all know this pretty and talented ‘Housefull’ actress. She had also worked in “Ghajini” alongside Aamir Khan and other projects of the industry. In the small period of her career, she had gained admirable recognition from the audience.
Jiah was just 25 years old when she committed suicide. She hung herself at her Juhu apartment in Mumbai. Jiah’s mother alleged it wasn’t a suicide and blamed Jiah’s boyfriend (Sooraj Pancholi) for her death. Their relation and love life weren’t going fine. Jiah had an abortion, and many other truths against Sooraj Pancholi have also lead to a possibility that she was murdered. That it was a murder, or she attempted suicide, is still a mystery.
2. Sushant Singh Rajput
It won’t be so easy for us to forget the unforgettable roles of Sushant Singh Rajput, such as Manav, Manny, and MS Dhoni. A most talented, hardworking, and self-made star was found dead in his apartment at Bandra (West). During the CBI investigation, the most famous names of the industry were under suspicion, and they were questioned legally. Cooper Hospital confirmed by post mortem the cause of death as asphyxia due to hanging.
Police and CBI declared the case as a suicide.
However, there was no suicide note found from his apartment. The death of SSR is still one of the biggest mystery of the Bollywood industry.
3. Divya Bharti
The gorgeous actress from the film “Deewana”. Divya Bharti was one of the best actresses of the 90s. She died a tragic death. Divya fell from the 6th floor of her apartment. Police investigated the case but confirmed that it was a suicide. According to internet sources, there were speculations that Sajid Nadiadwala (husband of Divya) was the cause of her death.
4. Meena Kumari
One of the greatest actresses in Hindi cinema, Meena Kumari was also a singer, costume designer, and poetess. She was in a massive depression after separation from Kamal Amrohi (her husband). In March 1972, after three weeks of the release of her blockbuster film Pakeezah, Meena Kumari died at the age of 38 because of liver cirrhosis (a condition caused by excessive alcohol consumption). According to sources and the internet, she had a poor financial condition. When she was admitted to the hospital, she didn’t have money to pay bills.
5. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi won millions of hearts when she became the first Indian actress in 1976 to grace the Time Magazine cover. She was ruling the Hindi film industry with her glamour and stardom. She lived alone in Mumbai and had a lot of controversies. She passed away mysteriously when she was 55 years old. Nobody still knows if she died naturally or committed suicide.
6. Silk Smitha
Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati, popularly known as Silk Smitha, was the most erotic actress of the 90s. She appeared in over 400 films in a small period of just 17 years. She acted in “Sadma” alongside Sridevi and Kamal Hassan. She died in 1996 by committing suicide. According to the sources, her alcoholism failed her love life, and financial issues made her take her own life. Vidya Balan starrer The Dirty Picture was based on the life of Silk Smitha.
Queen of smiles and a great actress, Madhubala had an awful ending. She had to die alone. Most loved for her performances in the movies, Mughal-e-Azam, Howrah Bridge, and many more. She was such a famous actress, and she had been linked to actor Prem Nath, well-known directors Kidar Sharma and Kamaal Amrohi. Dilip Kumar was the only true love of her, whom she couldn’t marry. However, she became the wife of legendary singer Kishore Kumar; unfortunately, that too was an unhappy one. She had no one beside her in her sorrows and final days. We can’t even imagine her tragic end.
One of the highest-paid Bollywood actresses in the 1980s and 90s, Sridevi was a recipient of 5 Filmfare awards.
She died at the age of 55 on 24th Feb 2018, due to a cardiac arrest, while she was at her nephew’s wedding in Dubai. According to the post mortem report, she drowned in the bathtub following loss of consciousness.
9. Manmohan Desai
Manmohan Desai was a fan’s favorite during his acting days. He was only behind megastar Amitabh Bachchan‘s career in Bollywood. He gave super duper hits in Bollywood, such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Coolie Dharam Veer, and Parvarish. Later on, his career didn’t go well; many say he was suffering from back pain and accidentally fell from the balcony of his flat in Mumbai.
10. Guru Dutt
This famous and popular Bollywood producer, actor, and director gave us classic hits like Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. Many say he died due to an alcohol and sleeping pill overdose. This legendary actor was a victim of depression because of separation from his wife Geeta. He lived alone in his rented apartment, and he died at the age of 39.
Edited by Anupama Roy