Television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who is best known for her character Anandi in Balika Vadhu, has committed suicide. The actress passed away in Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri.
According to news reports, she attempted suicide by hanging herself. She was taken to the hospital and has been pronounced dead.
Her personal life issues are being cited as the reasons behind such drastic step. Allegedly, she was having a depressing life with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. They both were in serious relationship and were planning to tie knot soon.
Apart from famous TV show Balika Vadhu, she had also participated in Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 7. She was currently working in the famous serial Sasural Simar Ka.
The past few months were pretty controversial for her as she accused eight men of posing as cops and molesting her. Moreover, her boyfriend and she also faced flak for non-payment of dues after her birthday party at a plush suburban venue.
Sudden death of her has shocked many celebrities in the industry.
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.”
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 here she was fine and seemed ok. I really don’t know how to react now.”