The telly industry has reacted with shock

Pratyusha Banerjees last status message on Whatsapp Marke bhi muh na tuzse modana
news Friday, April 01, 2016 - 23:25

Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot to fame as Anandi in celebrated drama series "Balika Vadhu", was found dead at her suburban residencein Mumbai on Friday in a suspected case of suicide.
 The 24-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling at her flat in Bangur Nagar in suburban Kandivli, a police officer said.

Her last status message on Whatsapp read, "Marke bhi muh na tuzse modana" (even after death won't be turning my face away from you) with a smiley.

"She is no more with us. It's shocking. I spoke to her two-three months back and she was fine that time. I am at the hospital...trying to get details," Pratyusha's co star from "Balika Vadhu", Siddharth Shukla, told PTI.

Her other major appearances on the small screen were in "Bigg Boss 7", a reality show, and "Jhalak Dikhla Jha", a dance programme. She was last seen in TV show "Hum Hain Naa".

Reacting to the news, Bollywood producer Tanuj Garg tweeted, "Terrible, terrible news about Pratyusha Banerjee.

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.

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