Mumbai: Noted yesteryear Bollywood actor Mahesh Anand, 57, has been found dead in his Andheri flat.
Living alone for many years and virtually jobless, he had been facing huge financial constraints for many years. The police found his body on Saturday morning but he is suspected to have died at least two days ago. The decomposed body has been sent for autopsy to the Cooper Hospital to ascertain the time and cause of death.
A popular actor in the late 1980s and 1990s, known for his tall and tough body frame, he was usually seen as the main henchman of the villains in several films.
Anand acted with top actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and Sanjay Dutt in major films like 'Ganga Jamuna Saraswati' and 'Shahenshah' (1988), 'Majboor' (1989), 'Thanedaar' (1990), 'Betaaj Badshah' (1994), 'Coolie No. 1' (1995), 'Vijeta' (1996), 'Lal Badshah,' 'Aaya Toofan' (1999), 'Baaghi' and 'Kurukshetra" (2000), 'Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaata' (2003).
After a long gap of over 15 years, he was recently seen in Pahlaj Nihalani's 'Rangeela Rajaa' with Govinda, released in January this year.
The Versova Police have registered a case of accidental death and informed Anand's sister who lives in Mumbai.
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