I have not watched any Bollywood movies lately, so that’s why I chose this time to write about something else than a movie (review). Divya Bharti, a legend to me, but most of us just forgot her as if she was a one day fly. Let’s not forget, that if she was alive today, she might would’ve been more famous than Aishwarya Rai. Atleast that is certainly what I believe.
For the past few weeks, after that my brother introduced me to some new Bollywood remixes of songs from the 90’s, I got addicted to the song ‘Saath Samundar’ from the movie Vishwatma. Now the remix, I liked, but not that much, as I did remember the original song and it wasn’t quiet as good as that one. So, I had the urge to download the old ‘Saath Samundar’ and listen to the beat and hear the lyrics again. Which I did. And for sure old is gold. It is one of the wickedest songs from the 90’s.
But, the song wasn’t enough for me, so I went to www.youtube.com and downloaded the clip from the movie Vishwatma. And yes, indeed, the clip was much more entertaining than the song itself. Especially seeing Divya dance in the clip, as if there is no tomorrow. The way she slightly moves her arms and pretends that it’s a peace of cake, makes you just realize how good she actually was. Not only in acting, but also in dancing and especially in expressing the song in verbal language. Just the way she starts of the song, trying to convince us that she knows it all and she will show us how to cross the 7 seven oceans. Lovely! Her eyes glance the words of the song and her smile just makes you feel like as if you are already crossing the 7 oceans.
Too bad this young actress passed away at an early age of 19 years. And that, being a dramatically and mysterious death. Until this day her death remains as mystery. They said she fell off a 5-storey apartment building. Though some people claim something else. Did someone push her of the building? Did she commit suicide? Or did her husband Sajid Nadiadwala kill her? Yes, Sajid, the Indian film producer who recently produced the movie Jaan-e-Mann. Let’s not forget that Sajid did, or does, have connection with
A girl, who left her education just because she was so much in love with acting. Started performing in movies at an age of 16. Made 18 movies in a short career and released 13 of them in 1 year, 1992. An actress who has beared resemblance to top Bollywood legend Sridevi and was known for her ambitious capacity. And a woman who just had the chance to be known as a Bollywood actress for only 3 years. 3 wonderful years with a tragic ending.
We don’t know, and I don’t think we will ever know, how Divya left us. All I know, and I think that we all, the Bollywood lovers and even the non-Bollywood lovers, should keep in mind that Divya was not just an actress. She was a role model and an excellent performer on each possible field of acting.
On 5th April 2007, it will be exact 14 years since Divya has passed away. Lets us all keep her in our minds and hearts and remember her as the perfect woman, who didn’t get the chance to show her full identity. Why not the perfect actress? Because you have to be a perfect woman, to be a perfect actress. And only Divya was the one who held on to this rule. She didn’t act because she was an actress; she acted, because she was a woman who knew how to express her feelings, emotions and actions in verbal and non verbal language.
The perfect woman, who stole our hearts with her heavenly smile.