“Pratyusha Can’t Commit Suicide”, Say Her Close Pals in Industry

Friends, colleagues and other names in entertainment world speak up after Pratyusha’s sudden demise.

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Pratyusha Banerjee in one of her television appearances. (Photo: Pratyusha Banerjee’s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=113698985692984&amp;set=pb.100011586487753.-2207520000.1459544260.&amp;type=3&amp;theater">Facebook</a> page)

Sudden suicide of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee on Friday has taken everyone by surprise – her friends and colleagues were seen outside the Kokilaben Hospital where she was admitted after the alleged suicide. She last appeared in the TV show Hum Hai Na where she played the female lead.

Her very last scene in <i>Hum Hai Naa</i>. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPGS2clX94Q">YouTube</a> screengrab)
Her very last scene in Hum Hai Naa. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube screengrab)

Pratyusha was also a part of Bigg Boss season 7, which was eventually won by her good friend Gauhar Khan.

Pratyusha in Bigg Boss season 7. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/iamsk_z/status/715999935498481664">Twitter</a>/@iamsk_z)
Pratyusha in Bigg Boss season 7. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@iamsk_z)

Unhappiness in her love life is being touted as one of the possible reasons for her alleged suicide. Interestingly, it was her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh who informed the police about the incident. The two appeared in Power Couple, a reality show hosted by now estranged couple Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan.

Pratyusha and Rahul in the <i>Power Couple</i> reality show. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV63kz-PhSc">YouTube</a>screengrab)
Pratyusha and Rahul in the Power Couple reality show. (Photo Courtesy: YouTubescreengrab)

Her Bigg Boss inmate and friend actor Ajaz Khan maintained all through that this cannot be suicide.

She was scared the last time I met, before Holi. She kept on looking at Rahul even while talking to me. That man changed her. She was very strong and this cannot be suicide. This is planned murder.
Ajaz Khan, Actor

After taking a look at the body, Khan said, “her lips were dry and she had a mark on the right side of her lips.”

Another veteran actress Dolly Bindra echoes Khan.

Dolly Bindra outside Kokilaben hospital. (Photo: ANI)
Dolly Bindra outside Kokilaben hospital. (Photo: ANI)
She was adamant to file an FIR against the cops who barged into her place even after she paid Rs 4,600 that she owed Kotak Mahindra. Such a strong girl cannot commit suicide. It is surprising that none of her family members are here, not even Rahul.
Dolly Bindra, Actor

Performer Rakhi Sawant expressed her shock and said, “These actresses should ditch their boyfriends, why give up your life for them?”

Rakhi Sawant talking to media. (Photo: ANI)
Rakhi Sawant talking to media. (Photo: ANI)

Rakhi further said that Pratyusha had called her up to ask for guidance on how to survive in the Bigg Boss house.

Other TV actresses – Sara Khan, Sana Khan and Tina Dutta – were also seen at the same spot. Sara and Pratyusha were good friends in the industry though there was bad blood between them in the Bigg Boss house.

Pratyusha with her good friend Sara Khan. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emn_gqxv3HU">YouTube</a>screengrab)
Pratyusha with her good friend Sara Khan. (Photo Courtesy: YouTubescreengrab)

Where is Rahul?

While Sana was diplomatic in her statements, Dutta and Sara were more upfront.

Raj should have been present. As a friend of Pratyusha, I am disappointed not to see Raj around. They dated for one-and-a-half years. Where is he now?
Tina Dutta, Actor
Tina Dutta outside Kokilaben hospital. (Photo: ANI)
Tina Dutta outside Kokilaben hospital. (Photo: ANI)

Sara Khan was pretty emphatic when she asked, “Why is Rahul unavailable at this major point and why is his phone switched off?”

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