‘Balika Vadhu’ Star Pratyusha Banerjee Commits Suicide

Balika Vadhu actress Patyusha Banerjee committed suicide on Friday night.

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 Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who starred in Balika Vadhu, was found dead in his home in Mumbai.  (Photo Courtesy: www.colorstv.com)

Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot to fame as Anandi in the drama series Balika Vadhu, was found dead at her suburban residence on Friday in a suspected case of suicide.

The 24-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling in her flat in Bangur Nagar in suburban Kandivli, a police officer said.

However, no suicide note was found from the flat, he said. The exact cause of the death, which occurred around afternoon, will be known only after an autopsy is conducted, he added.

The reason for the extreme step is 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 I won’t leave you) with a smiley.

She is no more with us. It’s shocking. I spoke to her two-three months back and she was fine at the time. I am at the hospital...trying to get details. 
Siddharth Shukla, Pratyusha’s Co-star

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 the TV show Hum Hain Naa.

Bigg Boss 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.

Expressing shock, TV personality VJ Andy said,

I first read that on Twitter and thought it was an April Fool’s joke. Then, I got a call from Tanisha who told me the same. Then, my manager too confirmed it. I still cannot believe it. I am shocked. She was so full of life, and always seemed happy. The last time I had met her she was fine and seemed okay. I really don’t know how to react now.

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