Divya Bharti made her eternal mark on the Indian film industry before she died a tragic death after falling off her apartment balcony in Mumbai on April 5, 1993.
Divya is best remembered for like sprightly personality, her beauty, her acting versatility and vivacity. She had already secured a prominent position among tough rivals like Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit in early 90s and not just did she grab the top spot, but earned a number of projects, leaving several of her opponents in a fix for her massively growing popularity.
Divya consented to work with newcomers like Shah Rukh Khan and Sunil Shetty in their debut flicks – – Deewana and Balwaan – which proved to be great launchpads for them and they went on to become superstars of the B-Town.
The popularity of Divya could be gauged from the fact that she was roped in for movies like Mohra, Vijaypath, Andolan, Laadla, Kartavya, and last but not the least, she was in sight of Aditya Chopra for lead role in Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge.
Her untimely death left several producers in shock and they had to quickly find replacements to complete their projects. Raveena Tandon grabbed Mohra, Sridevi agreed to star in Laadla which was around 80% complete with Divya and directors had to re-shoot it, Tabu got Vijaypath, Mamta Kulkarni secured a lead in Andolan. Who can forget the popular song ‘Tu Chez Badi Hai Mast Mast’ from Mohra which originally had Divya in the lead, but destiny had other plans.
Imagine Divya featuring in the above-listed movies, what would have been the fate of other actresses, especially when Divya had already become most sought-after despite Sridevi and Madhuri in the competition.
According to a widely-reported fact after Divya’s death, the film industry faced an estimated loss of approx. Rs. 2 crore due to her demise.
The shining star of the Bollywood has fallen, but her memories are still very much alive till date.