Divya Bharti’s Death: What Actually Happened - Blast From the Past

Divya Bharti’s Death: What Actually Happened - Blast From the Past

Divya Bharti was a promising young actress who died at the tender age of 19 way back in 1993

What really happened to the 19-year old  sensation Divya Bharti on the night of April 5, 1993 when in the presence of dress designer Neeta Lulla and her husband, she plunged to her death, reportedly in an inebriated condition? This is what we have heard and what we’ve been  told. But doubts about the nature of her sudden and shocking death still remain. For, like it  or not, her husband producer’s name is still whispered  conspiratorially regarding Divya’s mysterious death. But those stories never got any credence. For many back then, it was not even known that Divya Bharti was married.

Yet, the question that haunts those  close to Divya is, what really happened to the actress that  night? How could she  get so drunk and  still climb the window sill of her apartment? To reach a place of life-taking imbalance, one has to first be  able to get to that place. And if she was so drunk, why was she allowed to do  something so dangerous by other people who were in the room?”

Hema Malini who  directed Divya Bharti in her introductory  film Dil Ashnaa Hai feels Divya’s death  was unnecessary. “Why did she have to die so young? She was so promising. She had all the potential of a big star. A promising career nipped in the  bud, so shocking.” Producer Pahlaj Nihalani who worked with Divya in Shola Aur Shabnam says, “People say many things about her death. But no one  really knows what happened that  night. It will remain a  mystery. She was like a daughter to me. And so affectionate! She once injured her foot badly while shooting but still limped back to work the  next morning. I had to force her back to rest as shooting had been cancelled.”