In the last 10 days, the Bengali film industry witnessed deaths of two actresses — Pallavi Dey and Bidisha De Majumder. On Friday, Tollywood woke up to another shocking news when model and Bengali actress Manjusha Neogi was found hanging at her family home in south Kolkata.
The back-to-back incidents have sent shockwaves through the Bengali film and TV fraternity as two days back her friend Bidisha De Majumdar was found dead under similar circumstances, police said.
Manjusha’s family said the actress, who had landed a small role of a nurse in TV serial ‘Kanchi’ went into “serious depression after news broke about Bidisha’s death”. Manjusha, who was married, had visited her father’s house recently.
Her mother told the media that her daughter, who is in her 20s, returned from the shooting on Thursday in good mood. However, when she did not answer to repeated knockings on her door at her Patuli apartment on Friday morning, the police arrived.
On Wednesday night, Manjusha’s friend and another aspiring Bengali actress, Bidisha was found dead in her flat in Nagerbazar area of Dum Dum. Police found Bidisha’s body hanging from the ceiling fan along with a suicide note.
On May 15, Pallavi Dey, who is said to have been close to Bidisha, was the first to be found dead in Garfa area under mysterious circumstances.