Saturday, 9 July 2011
Divya Bharti Former Bollywood Actress Pictures Photos And Biography
Divya Bharti (February 25, 1974 – April 5, 1993) was an Indian film actress. She started her career in the South film industry with the 1990 Telugu film Bobbili Raja. After several other hits in the South, she entered Hindi films with Vishwatma in 1992, for which she earned accolades for her performance in the song Saat Samundar Paar. She appeared in more than 14 Hindi films between 1992 and 1993. Her career was cut short by her death on April 5, 1993, when she fell off from her apartment building. The investigation into the circumstances of her death was closed in 1998.
Around midnight of 5 April 1993, Divya fell to her death from a 5-storey Versova apartment building, Tulsi 2 in Mumbai. There was much speculation by the media regarding Divya's sudden demise, including the possibility of accidental death, suicide and even murder. Divya's dress designer Neeta Lulla is believed to have been present at the apartment at the time of death but the unfortunate event could not be avoided. Police closed the investigation into her death in 1998, but the circumstances of her death still remain a mystery.
Divya's body was released to her family who had arranged for a cremation ceremony that very same day. However, her supposed Muslim husband wanted to arrange for a Muslim burial. On 7 April 1993, Divya Bharti was cremated in Hindu fashion with about 500 people in attendance including Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Kamal Sadanah, Raj Babbar, Yash Chopra, Jimmy Nirula, Aruna Irani, Raza Murad, Chiranjeevi, Vikas Anand, Venkatesh, Ram Mohan, Javed Khan, Raj Kanwar, Nitin Manmohan and Pehlaj Nehlani. A large number of film personalities, including Hema Malini, Urmila Matondkar, Saif Ali Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Shilpa Shirodkar, Sonu Walia, Somy Ali, Babita, Karisma Kapoor, Sangeeta Bijlani, Tabu, Manisha Koirala and Asha Parekh, offered condolences to the bereaved family members at their residence. Her husband, Sajid Nadiadwala, was not allowed to attend her last rites. At the time of her passing, Divya Bharti had been the youngest leading lady of Indian cinema.
She was scheduled to star in movies such as Mohra, Laadla, Andolan, Angrakshak, Kartavya and Vijaypath before her death. Divya had started filming Laadla before her death but the entire movie was re-shot with Sridevi. The footage of her performance was seen in a special television programme in 1994 which compared her performance with Sridevi's. The film was to be released in 1993 had Divya completed the movie but it was eventually released in 1994.
Divya's two completed films, Rang and Shatranj, were released months after her death. These films, in addition to several films produced by her husband Sajid Nadiadwala, were dedicated to her memory.