By Nanda Das
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra finally broke her silence on the claims made by her former manager Prakash Jaju, who alleged the actress tried to commit suicide thrice during her struggling days, saying his statements were not authentic.
In a series of tweets earlier this month, Jaju had said the 33-year-old "Quantico" star tried to end her life in 2002 after the death of her alleged former boyfriend Aseem Merchant's mother.
"This is utter... First of all, it's so sad that Indian media has given credibility to the man, who was in jail because of harassing me, without checking the history who the person is. So, I have nothing to say because there is no credibility to this person, who media is giving credibility to," she told PTI.
Jaju's tweets came days after popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee was found dead at her home. The police suspected she committed suicide due to stress over her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.
Pratyusha's demise re-opened the ever ongoing debate if people from showbiz are more prone to depression.
Priyanka, however, finds it disappointing that finger has been pointed at the entertainment industry.
"Why don't we talk about those women, who commit suicide because they were harassed by the mother-in-laws or being beaten in their homes? Or they kill themselves because they are unhappy in their homes? It's so easy to turn around and say about the showbiz world."
Priyanka condemned those, who are talking ill about the actress without even finding the actual truth.
"Nobody knows the truth. Nobody ever tried to find out what the poor 24-year-old girl was going through... And as usual, people are dissecting her life. People are unnecessarily talking about her, not giving her and family the respect they deserve right now."
The "Jai Gangaajal" star said the youth should not end their own lives and rather teach a lesson to the person, who is bothering them.
"Young people are also committing suicide in colleges and hostels. I believe why they have to kill themselves for somebody else. I would kill that person first before ending my life for the person."