WEB DESK: Indian Television actor Pratyusha Banerjee, renowned for her role as Anandi in drama serial Balika Vadhu, allegedly committed suicide on Friday , according to several Indian media reports.
Her best friend and TV actor Kamya Punjabi confirmed the news to DNA India and said, “I am not in the right frame of mind.”
Pratyusha was rushed to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, where she was confirmed dead.
“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.
The 24-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling at her flat in Bangur Nagar in suburban Kandivli, a police officer said, ABP live reported.
It’s being said that Pratyusha hanged herself to death because of certain relationship issues. She was dating Rahul Raj Singh and rumours were abuzz that the two will get hitched soon, but they were supposedly having problems in the relationship.
However, no suicide note was found from the flat, Police added, adding the exact cause of the death, which occurred around afternoon, will be known only after an autopsy is conducted.
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.
Pratyusha participated in Salman Khan’s reality show BiggBoss in it’s seventh season.
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.”
Her other major appearances on the small screen were in “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.