Pratyusha Banerjee was found dead at her home on April 1, in a suspected case of suicide due to stress in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. Hema Malini has termed Pratyusha Banerjee’s alleged suicide “senseless”, saying the world admires a fighter not a “loser.”
Hema Malini posted on Twitter, “All these senseless suicides which achieve nothing! Life is God’s gift for us to live not for us to take at will. We have no right to do that. One must learn to overcome all odds & emerge successful, not succumb under pressure & give up easily. The world admires a fighter not a loser.”
Pratyusha was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, but was pronounced dead. The post-mortem report stated that it’s a “clear case of suicide” and she died of “asphyxia”. However, friends of Pratyusha blame her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh for forcing her to take such drastic step.
Pratyusha shot to fame when she made her acting debut with “Balika Vadhu“. She became immensely popular as Anandi of “Balika Vadhu, ” after which she participated in reality shows “Bigg Boss 7” and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa“. She played a negative character in “Sasural Simar Ka” and later bagged a lead role in Sony Entertainment Television’s “Hum Hain Na“.
Hema Malini tweeted:
Hema Malini attacked the media for its coverage of the death. However, a lot of twitter users didn’t agree with the dream girl:
@dreamgirlhema You just lost all my respect. It is because of stoic elders like you, young minds in the country have mental health issues.
— Anusri Mukherjee (@Anu_Mukherjee) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema "Life is God's Gift" didn't seem ur attitude during ur accident last year wr a little girl died & u shamelessly drove away
— Purav Parekh (@PuravParekh) April 5, 2016
— Swati Raj (@swatirajsgi) April 5, 2016