When I did my first round of Unsolved Bollywood Mysteries, many of you chimed in with the unanswered questions you want figured out. I promised to do a part two with your questions, and here I am – 5 more Bollywood scandals that no one ever figured out the answer to. Anyone out there reading this and knows the truth? We’re dying to know!
Divya Bharti started working in the films by the time she was 14, suffered numerous setbacks by getting dropped from films, then rose to immense stardom both in Telugu and Hindi cinema. In 1992, she married producer Sajid Nadiadwala and was riding a professional high as she had 14 films in the pipeline. But things turned tragic when she fell to her death from her apartment building in 1993. Speculation about her death has been rife – it could have been an accident, conspiracy, or murder. The investigation into her death was closed in 1998, and still no one knows what happened that night and what caused her fall.
There has been so much speculation about the reason behind their break-up, but still no one knows the truth. We’ve heard various versions – one says that Shahid’s bonding with Vidya Balan upset Kareena, and the other says that Kareena’s increasing closeness with Saif Ali Khan prompted Shahid to call things off. However, whenever I hear these Vidya and Saif stories, I always remember that episode of Koffee With Karan where they both said they had reached that point in their relationship where, if anything were to go wrong, it would be because of something between them and not any outside party. So, we have to wonder – when it looked like they were just about to step on the mandap, what went wrong between them to turn the relationship sour?
The two never came out and admitted it publicly, but rumors were rife about Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif dating. We even told you that they had been spotted kissing on a flight. Allegedly, they kept mum because of Salman Khan‘s history of violence, and neither wanted to rub Katrina’s ex the wrong way, as he had believed news of their relationship was for publicity purposes only. However, whatever that relationship was, it seems that there’s no longer anything there – and no one knows why. Ranbir’s increasing closeness to Nargis Fakhri, maybe?
In a big scandal, Shiney Ahuja‘s 20-year-old maid filed a complaint against him for rape. After many tests and even more drama, Shiney was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment (he was later granted bail). Initially, it was reported that Shiney broke down and confessed to the crime, though it has never been confirmed that he actually did so. Till today, he maintains that he has been framed. As for the maid, one year later she claimed that the rape hadn’t taken place, but she was forced by someone to make these claims. Who knows whether the maid was speaking the truth at that point or whether she was being forced to retract her earlier statements. In either case, looks like Shiney’s Bollywood career isn’t so glittery anymore.
Tongues have been wagging for a while now. Priyanka openly blushed on Koffee With Karan whenever Shah Rukh‘s name was mentioned. Then, there was news of the two spending more and more time together, which caused a lot of raised eyebrows. There were 3am office meetings, chemistry during award ceremonies and alleged bonding during parties – all of which kept the rumor mills churning. Furthermore, news about Gauri Khan keeping PC off the party guest lists added fuel to the fire. So what really happened here – was there an affair, or was it simply friendship (and SRK’s naturally affectionate nature) that was misunderstood by the media?