A queens bartender enthralled by the soulful performances and lithesome dancing of Indian megastar Hrithik Roshan had to pay with her life when she was stabbed to death by her jealous husband in a fit of rage, apparently because of her infatuation with the Indian actor.
According to news reports, the man identified as Dineshwar Budhidat, 33, of Ozone Park, hanged himself from a tree after killing his wife Donne Dojoy, 27.
“She told me when she was at home watching a movie or listening to a song (with Roshan in it) he would ask her to take it off because he would get so jealous,” Mala Ramdhani, 52, a karaoke singer at Gemini’s Ultra Lounge in Ozone Park, where Dojoy tended bar was quoted as saying by New York Post that reported the story Nov. 9.
It said on Nov. 8, her last day alive, Dojoy, who had moved out two weeks prior, agreed to stop by their old Ozone Park apartment on Albert Road to watch a movie and “chill” with Budhidat before her evening bartender shift, Andel Rodney, 29, a chef at the lounge and her friend told the paper.
Her friends don’t know what movie the two may have watched, or what exactly made the husband snap. Around 7:30 p.m. on Nov.8 , Budhidat texted his wife’s sister, saying he had killed her and instructing that the key to the apartment could be found under a flowerpot, the report quoting police sources said. He then left behind his wife’s body and hanged himself from a tree in a field in nearby Howard Beach.
“Any movie he acted in she wanted to see it,” Ramdhani said of Roshan, whose latest two Bollywood movies, “War” and “Super 30,” were blockbusters. Her favorite movie was “Kaho Naa … Pyaar Hai,” Ramdahani said of the 2000 romantic thriller that launched Roshan’s career into superstardom.
“I think he loved her but at the same time, he was obsessed with her, because of the type of job she did, and she had a good (sexy)body,” the paper quoted Rodney, a friend as saying of Dojoy. “She looked good, she always made her money, so he was probably jealous of her.”
Dojoy would tell her friends that he was controlling, even violent. She talked about Budhidat “abusing her, controlling her, beating her, scaring her, threatening to kill her,” Rodney added. “She never took it seriously because she loved him.”
The report said Dojoy’s aunt, Silvin Dojoy, called her niece a lovely young lady, a beautiful girl who was intelligent and worked hard.
“He was a coward. Who acts like that? Lift your hands against a woman? That’s a cowardly act. There is no reason for him to have done what he did. It’s unbelievable. He had no right to do what he did,” she said of the husband.