Struggling Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapa was killed and beheaded by two fellow Hindi actors from the set of Heroine, a Madhur Bhandarkar-directed film. Despite her family paying a portion of the ransom, the duo still murdered her. However, police arrested the two after a confession.
Bollywood Actresses Beheaded: The Death of Meenakshi Thapa
It sounds like something out of a Hindi murder-mystery film. The films Kanoon (B.R Chopra), Khamosh (Vidhu Vinod Chopra), and Samay (Robby Grewal) come to mind.
However, nothing quite compares to the real-life murder that took place recently with the aspiring actress killed by her two co-stars.
Citing a 4/20/12 story by the Huffington Post, Meenakshi Thapa, 26, was lured to a town called Gorakhpur by 36-year-old Amit Jaiswaland his lover Preeti Surin. Once there, the coupled kidnapped Thapa and demanded a ransom from her family, thought to be wealthy. Reportedly, Surin and Jaiswaland overheard talk from Thapa about her family's prominence and riches.
Therefore, they asked the Hindi family for a sum of 1,500,000-rupee (or $28,000 in U.S. dollars). Apparently, when they learned of the Bollywood actress' humble roots, they killed her despite receiving about half of the ransom.
After killing and beheading the Bollywood actress, they stuffed her body into a bag and threw it into a water tank. Then, they reportedly threw her head from the window of a moving bus on their way back to Mumbai. However, according to the Daily Telegraph, Thapa's head has not been recovered by authorities.
Later, police learned of the fugitive couple's whereabouts through the dead woman's SIM card from her cell phone. It led investigators directly to the couple's home, where they later confessed to killing and beheading the Bollywood actress.
Impact of Bollywood Actress' Death in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has taken a liking to all things Bollywood. Recently, Hindi actors Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan starred in the romantic comedy Ek Main aur Ekk Tu. The film channels What Happens in Vegas that starred Ashton Kutcher. It opened up to rave reviews, further sparking interest in what's to come out of Mumbai talented actors/actresses.
However, the interest in Hindi entertainment did not stop there. When Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan had their first baby (Beti B) last year, there was even talk of betting odds in Las Vegas taking place about the child's sex and name. Imagine that?
Therefore, news the Bollywood actress was killed and beheaded is likely reverberating in the minds of Sin City residents. Hopefully, Meenakshi Thapa’s family has closure soon in this dark day in their lives.
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