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Monday 30 December 2019

Model Nathassha Sikka Passes Away After Battling Cancer For Several Years?

Model Nathassha Sikka Passes Away After Battling Cancer For Several Years?

While everyone in Bollywood is busy talking about the unfortunate suicide of TV actor Kushal Punjabi, who starred in shows like Ishq Mein Marjawan and Hum Tum, the media failed to notice or even mention in passing the death of a lesser-known ramp and fashion model Nathassha Sikka who succumbed to cancer after a brave fight of several years.

She was earlier known as Natasha Sikka, but later on changed her name to Nathassha Sikka says her former publicist Flynn Remedios who has known her for several years now. Nathassha has done several ramp shows and was popular on the fashion shows circuit as she was nearly 5.10 in height, according to a report on IndiaScoops.com.

Bollywood publicist and journalist Flynn Remedios who first tweeted about the news of Nathassha Sikka's death after an unsuccessful, albeit valiant fight with cancer, says she was known to him for the last 28 years. She lived in the same place, J B Nagar at Andheri East where I was born and spent my early school days and I have known her even before she started modeling. I handled her publicity for several years pro bono. She couldn't afford to pay, she wasn't doing well. One day she just disappeared.

After about two years, I learnt she had got married in Delhi.

She called me saying her ex-husband was beating and harassing her. I helped her contact the police and file a case. But she was scarred for life with this incident.

We used to catch up for coffee at Lokhandwala about 20 years ago, even before she started modeling and she had stars in her eyes. She wanted to be a doctor, but gave up her studies mid-way after being bitten by the acting bug, explains Remedios.

We are not sure what exactly caused her death. She never spoke about her illness, but we know something was seriously wrong, because suddenly about 10-12 years ago, she lost a hell lot of weight, says Remedios.

Nathassha Sikka was briefly married and moved to Delhi, but her marriage didn't last long. She ended up with a broken marriage, that broke her completely. Some people gossiped that she was taking drugs and was addicted to cocaine.

But we do not know this for sure, and it is not correct to make allegations against a person who is no more says Flynn Remedios, saying that Nathassha Sikka  worked till the last moment.

Nathassha Sikka did several short films and hundreds of bold print and concept shoots.

She shot to fame a few years ago, after a bikini shoot with another female model where she posed in very bold lesbian scenes.

1 comment:

  1. When did she passed away date? N when is her birthday?