Bhojpuri actress Anjali Shrivastav’s suicide news is the latest addition to the list of celebrities who ended their life. Anjali’s death news came as a shock to many. In this year celebrities who committed suicide include producer and husband of Telugu actress and politician Jayasudha, Nitin Kapoor -who jumped from a high-rise and ended his life. The death of young television actress Pratyusha Banerjee is still fresh in our minds even after a year, and we just believe our ears and eyes. Bollywood diva Jiah Khan’s mysterious death left everyone in shock, Tamil serial actress Nandini’s husband Karthikeyan consumed poison and ended his life.Also Read - Al fresco eateries make money when skies are blue -- and when air is polluted
Lives of celebrities and the entire film industry seem exciting to us, but stardom itself brings a lot of expectations, fame, success, disappointments and lots more to add on. Problems including failed relationship, financial issues, deaths in the family or even severe health issues may drive a person to end their life. The glamour-filled life of a celeb has lots of pressure, tensions and a star always have to prove himself at every step. The film industry is all about the survival of the fittest and actors are trying their level best every minute to stay in this powerful industry. Here’s a list of celebrities who ended their lives in recent times and we are still in a deep shock. Telugu TV actor Pradeep Kumar, Pratyusha Banerjee, Jiah Khan and other celebrities who ended their life! Also Read - BJP involved in power scam in Arunachal Pradesh, says APCC chief
1. Anjali Shrivastav
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On June 18, Bhojpuri actress Anjali Shrivastav was found dead in her Juhu Apartment. The actress committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan, but her mother refused this claim and said that her daughter cannot commit suicide. Her mother told ANI, “She cannot commit suicide, want probe into this”. The news came into the broad light when Shrivastav’s relatives that the actress is not receiving calls.
Soon they filed a complaint, and the landlord opened the door of the flat using a spare key. DCP Rashmi Karandikar, Mumbai Police spokesperson told Hindustan Times, “She lived in Parimal society in Juhu Lane in Andheri west. The DN Nagar police have not found any suicide note. Probe is on to find out why she took the extreme step.”
2. Huccha Venkat
Kannada actor and television star Huccha Venkat attempted suicide at his farm house on June 18. The actor shocked the industry when his co-contestant on the reality television show Super Jodi rejected his marriage proposal. The actor consumed phenyl and texted Rachana about committing suicide. The actor fell in love with his co-contestant on the show, but Rachana clarified saying she was never in love with him. Rachana was quoted by FilmiBeat saying, “Everybody knows how much Venkat respects women and how much he fights for them. I thought I would be safe if I did the reality show with him and hence agreed to be a part of the show, and nothing else.”
She further added, “When Super Jodi started, everything was fine for the first couple of weeks. But, as time flew by, I think he got attracted to me. He then asked me to marry him, to which I casually refused. But, he kept on asking me repeatedly to marry him. I kept on rejecting his proposal, and then he kept quiet all of a sudden.” She further said that “We were just contestants on the show and nothing else. But, Venkat kept on forcing me to marry him. He was behind my back for the same reason. I did not like the wedding. I knew my family would not agree too. There is no love between us and I have not given any word to him”.
3. Pradeep Kumar
Telugu TV actor Pradeep Kumar’s suicide shook the entire industry as he was found hanging in Alkapuri Colony in Hyderabad on May 3, 2017. Pradeep’s wife Pavani Reddy was not present in the house when the unfortunate incident took place, a case has been registered under 174 of CrPC and police have started their investigations.“Though the exact reasons behind Pradeep’s extreme step are still not known, the couple had a minor quarrel last night,” a police inspector was quoted by Press Trust of India.
4. Bitasta Saha
Bitasta Saha the 28-year-old actress committed suicide, and her decomposed body was found in her apartment. The local Bengali actress had hung herself in the apartment when she lived alone. Saha’s family alleged her much-married boyfriend, Sikat Mitra who is an income tax officer to drive their daughter to take such an extreme step. The investigating officer had informed saying that Bitasta’s wrist was slit and there were several injuries marks on her body.
5. Nitin Kapoor
Telugu actress and politician Jayasudha’s husband Nitin Kapoor committed suicide in Mumbai on March 14, 2017. The 58-year-old producer jumped from the six-floor building and ended his life. There were various speculations among poor financial condition due to which the producer ended his life. As his produced movies did not do well at the box office which led him in to depression and severe mental conditions.