press trust of india
Hyderabad, 6 January
Telugu actor Uday Kiran, who started out as a heartthrob in 2000, allegedly committed suicide here, apparently after film offers dried up of late, pushing him into mental depression and financial crisis.
The 33-year-old, best known for his debut performance in Chitram, was found hanging from the ceiling at his flat in Srinagar colony here after midnight, police said today.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) V Satyanarayana told PTI that a case of suspicious death has been registered in connection with the actor’s demise.
“He (Uday) was under depression as he was not getting films since the past one year and was facing financial crisis. It seems he was to get a call from a Tamil filmmaker yesterday,” he said quoting the actor’s wife and other family members.
Uday sent an “I love you” SMS from his phone to his wife, who had gone for a birthday party last night. When she called back after some time, the actor did not pick the phone.
Growing suspicious, she and her parents rushed to his house and found him hanging.
Banjara Hills police were also analysing the actor’s call data records, and took his laptop as part of investigation.
He shot into limelight with his maiden film, a teenage love story in 2000, and followed it up with back-to-back hits Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, earning him the title “hat-trick” hero at the time.