Pratyusha Banerjee(24) was best known for her role as “Aanandi” in the TV serial “Balika Vadhu” aired on Colors channel. She was also a contestant in the reality show Big Boss. She with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh featured in the reality show “Power Couple”. On 1st April Friday she was found dead at her Goregaon residence. It looks like she hanged herself to the ceiling fan and committed suicide. Some of her friends rushed her to the Kokilaben hospital in Andheri where she was declared dead. After the post mortem her body was taken to Oshiwara electric crematorium for funeral at 6 pm. She was dressed as a bride for funeral.
Many TV celebrities like Kamya Punjabi, Ajaz Khan, Sara Khan, Pooja Bose, Kunal verma, Apurva Agnihotri, Shilpa Agnihotri, Jay and Mahi Bhanushali, Rakhi Sawant, Smita Bansal, Bhairavi Raichura, Arti Singh and Gajendra Chauhan attended the funeral. Her fans and friends are shocked, most of them say that she was a strong individual and would never commit suicide. Police is investigating the reason for suicide. Her phone calls details are obtained to know whom she talked to before committing suicide. Her boyfriend and close friends have been interrogated by the police. The guard of her apartment says that the couple had recent fights and once even broke the window pane.
Many of her friends believe that it was a planned murder and not suicide. Large number of fingers are on Rahul Raj Singh(Actor,Producer) her boyfriend who is now in Kandivali hospital because of chest pain and depression. Inside sources in the industry also say that she has been in depression since a long time because of failing relationships and fear of losing this relationship. She has been in a relationship previously with businessman Makrand Malhotra.
She also had filed a complaint in January this year of eight men, some claiming to be policemen entering into her apartment forcefully and manhandling her. However these are only claims by friends and the real reason will only be uncovered after the police investigation. This is not the first time when an actress on the peak of her career has committed suicide. There have been numerous of such events in the past and most of the times either relationship or financial condition is the reason for suicide. Being in the industry and sustaining fame is not easy. Relationships are flickering and unstable.
She will always be remembered for her influencing roles and liveliness among her fans and friends. RIP Pratyusha.