Actress Shikha Joshi, who was seen in critically acclaimed BA Pass, was found dead in her apartment last night. It is said that the model turned actor killed herself by slitting her throat with a knife.
The 40 year old Shikha Joshi came to the city two months back looking for work and it is said that she was forced to end her life due to lack of work. Shikha used to stay with her friend at a housing society in Andheri West. According to police records, around 6:30 pm on Saturday, Shikha went into the bathroom with a knife. “A few minutes later, the roommate knocked on the bathroom door asking Joshi to come out. The roommate asked Joshi why she was taking so long inside. When the door opened, her neck was covered in blood,” said Ravindranath Pawar, senior inspector.
Later, Shikha Joshi was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where she was declared dead. “On the way to the hospital, Joshi was conscious and able to talk. When the roommate asked why she cut herself, Joshi said that she was frustrated because she could not get any work”, added the police inspector.
This is indeed a shocking a news for Bollywood and it again highlights the amount pressure which every struggling actor has to endure.