Indian Television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, best known for her portrayal of adult Anandi in the popular serial "Balika Vadhu", was found dead at her suburban residence on Friday under mysterious circumstances.
Reactions continued to pour in on Friday night and Saturday morning, mourning the death of Banerjee with various people who have worked with their expressing shock and grief in TV interviews and on social media.
Reacting to the news Bollywood producer Tanuj Garg tweeted, "Terrible, terrible news about Pratyusha Banerjee. Met her once at a party. How extreme must pressures be to drive one to take one's own life."
BiggBoss co-contestant Kushal Tandon wrote, "The news is absolutely saddening. I know life is tough but why do you need to do this. She was so young, I don't know what happened. Lots of strength to her family during this time."
Another co-contestant Gauhar tweeted, "Sad sad sad. Nothing's worth ending your one beautiful gift called life for... My heart bleeds for the parents and family...#suicidesnvrthecure."
Expressing shock TV personality VJ Andy said, "I first read that on Twitter and thought it was an April fool's joke. Then I got a call from Tanisha who told me the same. Then my manager too confirmed It. I still cannot believe it. I am shocked. She was so full of life, and always seemed happy. The last time I had met here she was fine and seemed ok. I really don't know how to react now."
Her best friend and TV actress Kamya Punjabi spoke to ABP News following the death and was clearly heart broken
Actress Dolly Bindra also spoke to ABP News outside the hospital where Pratyusha's body was taken.
Banerjee was a participant in reality shows "Bigg Boss 7" and "Jhalak Dikhla Jha"
She was also seen in "Sasural Simar Ka", another popular TV series aired on Colors channel. Her last TV show was "Hum Hain Naa".