Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Actor Vaishali Thakkar died by suicide on October 16 at his residence in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. After her death, many actors who worked with her or were friendly with her have come forward to share anecdotes about her life.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Vaishali’s ex-boyfriend Shivam Sharma opened up about her alleged relationship with her married neighbour, Rahul Navlani. “I was boarding my flight to my home in Delhi where I was coming for Diwali celebrations when I got the news of her death. I was shocked. She was such a strong girl when we used to fight. .. I couldn’t believe that someone like her could take such a step,” he told Hindustan Times.Shivam Sharma and Vaishali had dated each other from 2013-2015.
Recalling the last time he met her, Shivam added, “She came to my birthday. I sensed a sadness on her face, her smile was different. I asked her about it and she shrugged by saying that she not feeling well. Now I have realized that she lied. It was not about her health but what she was going through in her personal life. About a year ago she told me about the guy in her life Rahul and showed me his picture.We didn’t interfere in each other’s personal life but we never anticipated her fight… Apart from Rahul his wife was also harassing her.Rahul wanted her not to marry anyone and be with him while his wife assumed Rahul is not loyal to her because of Vaishali.
Another close friend, actor Nishant Singh Malkhani, also spoke to HT about Vaishali and her association with Rahul Navlani. He said, “Rahul’s name came up a few times. In fact, he had visited us on the sets and I met him last year. It was a very formal meeting where I just greeted him. He had come to meet her. She went through a lot of stress those days which she told me was because of Rahul. It was a very toxic relationship. She used to cry so much on the sets so many times.”
According to Nishant, Vaishali was also in therapy and had told him about it. She was also about to tie the knot with a dental surgeon, but she ended up breaking off the engagement within a month.