So tragic! Popular Bollywood star Pratyusha Banerjee has taken her own life and the tender age of 24. Keep reading for more about her shocking and untimely passing.
This is beyond sad! Pratyusha Banerjee has committed suicide at her home in Mumbai, India. The Bollywood actress hanged herself and even though she was rushed to the hospital, doctors were unable to save her and she was pronounced dead. The former star of the popular Indian drama Balika Vadhu may have taken her life over turmoil in her relationship with her boyfriend.
Gone too soon! The actress was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her home in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon. Police are looking into what may have caused her to take her life at such a young age. There’s no word yet on if she left behind any type of suicide note or message as to why she took such a drastic step to end her life. Her cremation ceremony was held on April 2.
The news was confirmed by her close friend and fellow actress Kamya Punjab. Pratyusha’s former co-star Sidharth Shukla told Bollywood Life that she was stunned by the news of her untimely death.”I also just heard the news and I am shocked,” adding, “This is indeed very sad and depressing.”
The site claimed that Pratyusha had become “extremely depressed” over her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, who she was due to marry soon. Her social media accounts show her looking happy with her handsome man, but apparently there was trouble within the relationship. The pair had appeared on the TV show Power Couple together recently.
If Pratyusha was hurting, she sure didn’t let it show to the outside world. Power Couple participant Salil Ankola said, “Pratyusha and I worked together only a month ago. She was looking forward to her wedding. I just have no words to how shocking this news is. She was a chirpy and fun loving girl. I am still wondering why she took such a step.”
Pratyusha was best known for her breakthrough role on drama series Balika Vadhu, where she played Anandi Shivraj Shekhar from 2010 to 2013. In 2013 she appeared on Bigg Boss 7, the Indian version of the American and UK TV hit Big Brother, and in 2014 she appeared on the Indian drama Hum Hain Na. It’s such a tragedy that someone with such a bright future ahead would take her life like this.
Our thoughts go out to Pratyusha’s family and friends during this devastating time.