Have you heard about unsolved mysteries in the news? For some though, there is an end in sight. Still, somehow, all of these cases have gone unsolved for years, even decades, and the world may never know what actually happened.
Here are some of the Bollywood’s unsolved mysteries, which nonetheless remain impossible to solve.
1- Archana Pande’s suicide case
26-year-old model-turned-financial consultant allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in suburban Andheri on September 29, 2014.
The incident came to light after the neighbors complained to the police about a foul smell emanating from her house in a high-rise. She left a suicide note in which she held her boyfriend, Omar Pathan, responsible for the extreme step. She had quit the modeling profession in 2009 and started working in a production house.
2- Divya Bharti’s sudden death
Divya Bharti’s rise to stardom and her untimely death on April 5, 1993, still continues to intrigue fans. Once dubbed as the most promising Bollywood actress, Divya tumbled to her demise from the balcony of the fifth floor of her Mumbai apartment.
At the time of her death, she was only 19 years old and one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry having given hits like Deewana and Vishwatma. She got married at the age of 18 to producer Sajid Nadiadwala in 1992.
Doctors revealed that the cause of her death was heavy internal bleeding at the back of her head. Though the real reason was not known, there were rumors that the actor was intoxicated at a party after which when she went to her balcony that was not properly grilled and lost her grip and fell. Numerous rumors were making the rounds like the actor committed suicide or was pushed by someone. Her case was closed in 1998 by the Mumbai police and the final reason was stated as an accidental death.
3- Jiah Khan’s death
British-American actor Jiah Khan, best known for films like ‘Nishabd’ with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and ‘Ghajini’ with Aamir Khan, was found hanging at her Mumbai residence on June 3, 2013.
Jiah’s mother blamed her boyfriend, actor Sooraj Pancholi, for her death. He was charged with abetting Jiah’s suicide in 2018. Jiah Khan was so depressed because of her love life. In the suicide note written by Jiah, it is clearly mentioned that Sooraj Pancholi ruined her life.
4- Silk Smitha’s suicide
South film industry’s ‘sex siren’ Silk Smitha, who made her mark in films with an erotic and sensual image, was an iconic name in the 90s whose popularity knew no bounds. Born as Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati, she made her acting debut in 1978 and acted in more than 450 films.
The seductress, who was brought to life by Vidya Balan in ‘The Dirty Picture’, committed suicide on September 23, 1996, at her Chennai apartment. Silk was 36 when she took the drastic step. While the exact reason behind her death is still unknown, failed romance, depression, and dependency on alcohol have been cited as the reasons for her premature death.
5- Mamta Kulkarni’s sudden disappearance
Bollywood actresses being linked to the underworld was quite common in the 90s, but Mamta Kulkarni’s case was one that drew major attention. Around the end of the 90s, she disappeared from Bollywood and the country.
People speculated that it was connected to her alleged affair with international drug kingpin Vicky Goswami and her friendship with don Chhota Rajan. According to reports, she lived in Dubai and Nairobi under different identities for a number of years.
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. Mamta was also believed to be living in an ashram in India for some time.
6- Nafisa Joseph’s death
The top model and famous MTV VJ, reportedly hanged herself in her apartment in Mumbai on July 29, 2004. Nafisa was the winner of Femina Miss India Universe 1997 and the finalist of the Miss Universe 1997 pageant in Miami.
Her wedding was called off a few weeks before her death when she found out her almost-husband, Indian businessman Gautam Khanduja, had lied to her about his first marriage. Nafisa went through depression and decided to commit suicide.
7- Kunal Singh’s death
Actor Kunal Singh had worked in South films and was seen opposite Sonali Bendre in Dil Hi Dil Mein. His death by hanging in 2008 caused quite a flutter in the industry after his father claimed that Kunal had been murdered nor was a suicide note found at his house.
On 7 February 2008, he was found hanging from a ceiling in his apartment in Mumbai. Kunal and actress Lavina Bhatia were alone together while the incident happened. Lavina said she was in the toilet for 10 minutes after that she saw Kunal was hanging. She has been remanded in police custody until November 26th, 2008. Police closed the case due to suicide.