Time waits for none: First death anniversary of actress Pratyusha Banerjee

Time waits for none: First death anniversary of actress Pratyusha Banerjee
Radhika Srivastava

Kamya Punjabi shares an emotional message on the first death anniversary of Pratyusha Banerjee

Time waits for none. Last year around the same time talented and young actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s tragic suicide sent shockwaves across the nation. Today is the first death anniversary of actress Pratyusha Banerjee, and we are not able believe it. Her alleged boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh was accused for abetment of suicide; there has been no significant progress in the case. After the actress’ death, her friends, especially, Kamya Punjabi has made sure she stays alive in the public memory. Kamya Punjabi was really close to Pratyusha.

Today, on her first death anniversary she has shared an emotional note on Instagram, take a look here.

Ek saal ho gaye….. Pagal kahi ki… bas tu khush rehna yaara 😘

A post shared by Kamya Panjabi (@panjabikamya) on

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Now, the Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki actress Kamya Punjabi is all set to release a short film starring Pratyusha in lead role on the first death anniversary of the Balika Vadhu actress. This short film, is the last project starring actress Pratyusha Banerjee, and according to the sources this short film is quite similar to Pratyusha’s real life and deals with heartbreak and depression. On the other hand, Rahul Raj has called the film fake and bogus and due to legal issue, the court has stayed the release of Pratyusha’s short film.

Pratyusha’s close friend Kamya was quoted saying, “Though a work of fiction, it will seem quite similar to what Pratyusha must have gone through. She will be seen heartbroken, resorting to vices like drinking and smoking. As a narrator, I will interlink her reel and real lives, and question viewers on why people change in love and choose to remain silent sufferers. Pratyusha didn’t use glycerine while shooting the emotional scenes. I too was nursing a heartbreak at that time. “

Trailer of Pratyusha’s short film:

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Late actress Pratyusha Banerjee reportedly shot for this short film 1.5 months before her suicide. Pratuysha was only 24 -year -old and she has worked in some renowned TV shows including Balika Vadhu, Sasural Simar Ka, Bigg Boss etc. Today on her first death anniversary we have come up with some facts about Pratyusha:

1. The initial shows

Pratyusha Banerjee became famous for her lead role in Balika Vadhu, where she played the older version of Anandi. She came into notice after her character of Anandi only. Pratyusha was quite young when she started working in Balika Vadhu.

2. The difficult journey of Balika Vadhu

Pratuysha had also worked in Rakt Sambandh. Both the serials were aired around the same time. Pratyusha Banerjee was a new face on the Colors TV drama. The actress once revealed that she was a part of a talent hunt show where she won the contest to bag the role of Anandi. In an interview, Pratyusha revealed that she was signed in as the lead of the show after surpassing the contestants Nivedita Tiwari from Lucknow and Ketaki Chitale from Mumbai, in the talent hunt show.

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3. Pratyusha Banerjee’s devastating relationships

Though Pratuysha was very successful in her professional life, but she was not as that successful in her personal life. At the time of her death, Pratyusha Banerjee was in a relationship with Rahul Raj Singh. In fact, Rahul Raj Singh is said to have been one of the triggers for the actress decision to end her life. Rahul Raj Singh has been accused of various things from forcing Pratyusha into prostitution to subjecting her to an emotionally abusive relationship. Before her relation with Rahul Raj Singh, Pratyusha boyfriend was with Makarand Malhotra which ended on an extremely negative note. In fact, the disastrous break up with Makarand Malhotra was the reason Pratyusha entered the Bigg Boss house.

4. A lot of mental health problems

Due to disturbance in her personal life, Pratyusha had gone through a lot of mental health problems too. Pratyusha had been in two troubled relationships, and the actress was extremely stressed and under a lot of emotional turmoil. According to reports, Pratyusha was suffering from stress and depression in the last days of her life. The director of Pratyusha’s last short film, Hum Kuch Keh Na Sake, revealed that the actress had vomited blood during the shooting because of stress. Pratyusha’s maid had also revealed that the actress had tried to commit suicide twice before hanging herself.

Pratyusha Banerjee

Pratyusha Banerjee

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5. Financial crunches

According to reports, Pratyusha also suffered financial crunches. She was in lot of controversies before her death. The actress was in a financial crunch according to her boyfriend Rahul’s family. After her death, Rahul revealed that she was in an acute financial problem. Earlier last year the actress had been in a tiff with the police after her boyfriend, Rahul, failed to make payments for an auto loan he took. There were reports that the actress did not pay a hotel in Mumbai for her birthday bash that was organised. However, friends of the actress said that these allegations were untrue and the actress was doing well for herself.

Well, our Anandi is no more with us but she will always remain alive in our hearts. May her soul rest in peace.



Radhika Srivastava

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