Bollywood actor Vishal Thakkar who is known for his role in Sanjay Dutt starrer Munnabhai MBBS in 2003 has been missing since 2015.
It was December 31, 2015, when the actor asked his mother Durga to join him to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a theatre. That was the last time she saw her son. According to reports, at 10.30 pm, Vishal borrowed Rs 500 from Durga and left their Mulund flat. At 1 am, he texted his father Mahendra, a businessman: ‘I am going to a party. See you tomorrow.’ The next morning, Thakkar went missing. Vishu, as his family called him, would be 33 years old now.
“I have no clue what happened to my son,” said Durga, 60. It has been three years, but the case has not progressed an inch.
Police said he was last spotted by his girlfriend on Ghodbunder Road at 11.45 am on January 1, 2016 as he hailed an autorickshaw to Andheri for a shoot. His last Facebook post was at 12.10 pm, wishing a ‘Happy New Year’.
Vishal Thakkar missing since 2015
Soon after, his phone was found switched off. No hospital reported an unidentified man matching his description, there was no ransom call and his phone was never found switched on again. Even his bank account has shown no activity since.
On a related note, three months before he went missing, Vishal was accused of ‘rape’ by his alleged girlfriend. A report states that the girl had even lodged a complaint against the actor, but eventually, they had resolved their differences and the complaint was withdrawn.
Reportedly, he was said to be mentally disturbed due to no work, and his image was further tarnished due to the rape controversy.
Vishal became famous after his seven-minute role in Munnabhai MBBS in 2003. Later, he bagged roles in Tango Charlie (2005) and popular TV comedy Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma.