Balika Vadhu Anandi Pratyusha Banerjee found dead under mysterious circumstances
Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot into fame as Anandi in celebrated drama series “Balika Vadhu”, was found dead at her suburban...
Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot into fame as Anandi in celebrated drama series “Balika Vadhu”, was found dead at her suburban residence today in a suspected case of suicide.
The 24-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling at her flat in Bangur Nagar in suburban Kandivli, a police officer said.
However, no suicide note was found from the flat, he said, adding the exact cause of the death, which occurred around afternoon, will be known only after an autopsy is conducted.
Reason for the extreme step was not yet known, but Banerjee was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.
Her last status message on Whatsapp read, “Marke bhi muh na tuzse modana” (even after death won’t be turning my face away from you) with a smiley.
TV actress Kamya Punjabi and Pratyusha’s close friend broke into tears while talking to ABP News.
It is very sad and disheartening, says TV actor Kushal Tandon to ABP News.
Confirming the news, Mumbai police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said that the hospital has sent a report on the Jamshedpur-born actress’s death.
“She is no more with us. It’s shocking. I spoke to her two-three months back and she was fine that time. I am at the hospital…trying to get details,” Pratyusha’s co star from “Balika Vadhu”, Siddharth Shukla, told PTI.
Her other major appearances on the small screen were in “Bigg Boss 7”, a reality show, and “Jhalak Dikhla Jha”, a dance programme.
She was last seen in TV show “Hum Hain Naa”. Reacting to the news, Bollywood producer Tanuj Garg tweeted, “Terrible, terrible news about Pratyusha Banerjee.
Met her once at a party. How extreme must pressures be to drive one to take one’s own life.”
BiggBoss co-contestant Kushal Tandon wrote, “The news is absolutely saddening. I know life is tough but why do you need to do this. She was so young, I don’t know what happened. Lots of strength to her family during this time.”
Another co-contestant Gauhar tweeted, “Sad sad sad. Nothing’s worth ending your one beautiful gift called life for… My heart bleeds for the parents and family… #suicidesnvrthecure.”
Terrible, terrible news about Pratyusha Banerjee. Met her once at a party. How extreme must pressures be to drive one to take one's own life— T.A.N.U.J. G.A.R.G. (@tanuj_garg) April 1, 2016