Shikha Joshi, a 40-year-old model-turned-actress, who appeared in critically acclaimed 2013 film BA Pass, committed suicide by slitting her throat open mysteriously at her MHADA flat in Versova on Saturday evening (May 16, 2015). According to a report, police have registered an accidental death case. The report quoted DCP Satya Narayan Chaudhry as saying, “The incident took place at around 6 pm. Joshi would stay in the flat with her friend. She went into the bathroom and slit her throat open using a sharp object. When she did not open the door for a long time, her friend knocked on the door and Joshi opened it. However, she collapsed immediately due to excessive bleeding.” A bleeding Joshi was then rushed to Kokilaben Hospital in Andheri where she was pronounced dead. Later, the body was sent to Cooper Hospital for post-mortem. No suicide note has been found from the place of the incident.
Shilpa Shukla had acted with Shikha Joshi in Ajay Bahl’s BA Pass. The actress was among the first few celebrities to react on Shikha’s sudden demise. Expressing her sorrow over her death, Shilpa tweeted on her account, “ShikhaJoshi;Remember we danced our hearts out at BA pass release party. She loved us a lot. So saddened by her death . Aah! God bless her.” [sic]