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Pratyusha Banerjee, the actress who had become a household name by playing the role of 'Anandi' in the television show, Balika Vadhu, had shocked the nation five years ago. While the talented actress had taken away her life on April 1, 2016, people were yet to come to terms with the news and had thought of it as an April Fools' joke. However, the truth was that Pratyusha had left for her heavenly abode much before the news had broken out. Her death had proved that the happier a person seems from outside, the more broken they are actually.
After the news of Pratyusha Banerjee's suicide had made it to the headlines, a lot of stories had started coming up. Whereas on one hand, reports of her pregnancy had started doing the rounds in the media, on the other hand, her friends and family also spoke about her strained relationship with her then-boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh. Though it has been five years that the actress has left us, we are still unaware of the reason behind her taking such a drastic step.
Five years after being blamed for abetting his ex-girlfriend, Pratyusha Banerjee's suicide, the model-turned-actor, Rahul Raj Singh broke his silence on the case and came out in the open to tell his part of the story. In a recent interview with Spotboye, Rahul blamed Pratyusha's parents' greed as the reason for her suicide. He also shared that he is yet to get closure on the case, but once that is done, he would file a criminal defamation case against Kamya Panjabi and Vikas Gupta, who had used her suicide to gain publicity.
While speaking to the entertainment portal, Rahul Raj Singh said, "The COVID pandemic has prolonged the case much longer than it should have. I am waiting for the day when the court will clear my name. I know I am not guilty. I didn't kill Pratyusha, her parents' greed killed her. She was unable to satiate their endless demands. I tried to save her, not kill her."
While Rahul remembered that day when he had lost the love of his life, he could not stop himself from taking Kamya Panjabi and Vikas Gupta's name. He added, "I can never forget that day. It is embedded in my mind, heart and soul. And the way Pratyusha's so-called friends Vikas Gupta and Kamya Panjabi tried to pin Partyusha's death on me... they have their conscience and God to answer. They know as well as I do that I am not guilty. They also know why they did all the tamasha."
We hope that the case gets resolved quickly and Pratyusha finds peace wherever she is.
Pratyusha Banerjee of Balika Vadhu fame was found hanging at her home as she had committed suicide, reportedly because of her personal issues. It was on April 1, 2016, when the 24-year-old actress had breathed her last. Many controversies have happened around her life post her demise and now, fiveRead More