The Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, 24, who shot into fame as Anandi in celebrated drama series “Balika Vadhu”, was found dead at her suburban residence on Friday (1st April) in a suspected case of suicide.
The actor was found hanging from the ceiling at her flat in Bangur Nagar in suburban Kandivli, Mumbai. However, till date no suicide note was found from the flat. The exact cause of the death, which occurred around afternoon, will be known only after an autopsy is conducted.
Reason for the extreme step was not yet known, but Banerjee was reportedly facing problems in her personal relationship with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. Her last status message on Whatsapp mysteriously reads, “Marke bhi muh na tuzse modana” (even after death won’t be turning my face away from you) with a smiley.
She was last seen in TV show “Hum Hain Naa”. Her other major appearances on the small screen were in “Bigg Boss 7”, a reality show, “Jhalak Dikhla Jha”, a dance programme and “sasural simar ka”, where she briefly acted with alongside Avika Gaur the Balika Vadhu-1.
Parallels are also drawn to a recent suicide by the actress Jiah Khan, to the suicide of Bollywood actor Divya Barti. During mid-90’s, the Popular Bollywood actor Divya Bharti jumped to death from her home on the fifth storey of an apartment building. She was only 19 at the time. The death of Jiah Khan also recently sparked controversy with the actor’s mother accusing Sooraj Pancholi of abetting the suicide. She was found dead in her apartment on June 3, 2013.
The suicide of the popular small screen actress is really shocking. The investigation is on, but no arrest has been conducted till this sad news goes to press.