Vishal Thakkar, the actor who played a suicide patient in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’, has been missing for the last three years, as per the reports.
It was on December 31, 2015 that his mother Durga last saw him. He told her he was going to watch December 31, 2015 at a theatre. Vishal even invited her along, but she declined. He left his Mulund home at 10:30 pm after borrowing Rs 500 from his mother. The actor’s last post on Facebook – a Happy New Year wish – was at 12.10 pm on the same day.
At 1am, Vishal sent a text message to his father Mahendra, saying that he was going to a party and would return the next day. However, he never came back. It has been three years since then, and his parents haven’t heard from him yet.
Vishal has completely disappeared. His phone is switched off. No ransom call was made. Even his bank account has shown no activity since he went missing.
“Initially, we suspected the girlfriend. But her statement had no discrepancies,” former investigating officer Mahendra Puri said. Inspector N A Kulkarni said that the police is yet to find out whether it was a murder, a kidnapping or he simply ran away.
Police revealed that Vishal was last seen on Ghodbunder Road in Thane on January 1 at 11.45am by his girlfriend, as he got into an autorickshaw to Andheri for a shoot.
Vishal had landed into trouble with law three months ago before his disappearance. His then-girlfriend, a television actress, had levelled allegations of rape and assault against him. She claimed that he came over to her friend’s house, where she was staying, to apologise after a tiff. He ended up staying the night and allegedly assaulting and later raping her.
His mother revealed, “She frequented our house. One day they were together and the next day, she landed at my door with police. It was a minor fight. Later, the two of them resolved it.” Though she withdrew her complaint, his standing in the industry took a hit and work suffered, leading him depressed. “He was a mumma’s boy. He could not bear the insult we faced,” Durga said.