BN Tiwari, president, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, informs that he’d met her professionally because Anupama was the elected leader of the Director’s Association. “She came from an impoverished background and had cancer. She hid her illness well, but I learnt that around eight months ago, in another FB post, she had spoken of ending her life as the cancer was causing unbearable pain. No one took her seriously because she was a fun-loving person and would often crack jokes,” he rues.
Anupama was working on one Marathi film prior to the lockdown and Tiwari remembers that when they last met, six-eight months ago, she was worried about the film, which was embroiled in problems. “It saddens us that she took such a drastic step,” sighs Tiwari.
In her suicide note, the 40-year-old actress is reportedly said to have revealed that she had invested Rs 10,000 in a producer company in Malad, but she did not get any money after maturity in December 2019.