Model-turned-actress Shikha Joshi, who reportedly committed suicide, was a “happy-go-lucky” girl who never looked “depressed” even if she did not get much work, says Ajay Bahl, who directed her in “B.A. Pass”.
Shikha was found dead at her residence here on Saturday evening, the police has said.
Bahl, who was shocked to hear the news, told IANS: “I must say she was quite a cheerful and happy-go-lucky kind of a girl. She never looked depressed. It’s just that she was not getting too much of work that she deserved. She was very photogenic and confident about her work.”
The actress, said to be 40, reportedly slashed her neck open with a knife.
Bahl revealed that Shikha had a failed marriage behind her.
“I remember one of the conversations with her, where she said she had a failed marriage behind her. However, she was always in good spirits and moved on in her life. She never threw any tantrums during the shoot as well she was very co-operative,” he said.
Bahl said he had offered her a bigger role than “B.A. Pass” in his next film, a murder mystery tentatively titled “Informer”.
“She was thrilled about this project, but it’s just that this project got delayed a bit. We had finalised her long back for this new film. It’s (her death is) certainly a huge loss.”