35-year-old Arya Banerjee bengali actor, who featured in at least two Bollywood films including The Dirty Picture, was found dead at her residence at a posh south Kolkata neighbourhood on Friday
Police said that Arya Banerjee was her screen name and her real name was Devdutta Banerjee. She was the daughter of late sitar maestro Nikhil Banerjee.
Forensic experts found she was bleeding from her nose and had vomited. The body was sent for post mortem.
According to the police, Banerjee lived alone in her house with a dog. Her sister lives in Singapore. Many empty liquor bottles were found in the room.
he police broke open the door of her third floor apartment and found that the body of the 33-year-old woman was lying in the bedroom.
Her domestic help got suspicious as she did not respond to door bells and phone calls in the morning and informed the neighbours who called the police. Arya lived alone and kept to herself mostly, the domestic help said.
“Like every day her maid had come to work and when she didn’t get any response, she alerted her neighbours and the police were informed. The house was locked from inside. Investigation is on,” said a senior police officer.
She had appeared in two films Love, Sex and Dhoka and The Dirty Picture.