The whole nation is still coming to terms with the fact that their beloved Balika Vadhu, Pratyusha Banerjee is not with us anymore. The telly actress killed herself on April 1, 2017, by hanging herself in her Goregaon apartment. Since then, Pratyusha has been hogging the limelight for some or the other reasons. Her death was a mystery and police is yet to confirm if it was a case of suicide or murderer. Her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh was under scrutiny for abetment for suicide and the investigating team is still finding his involvement in the case. As Pratyusha’s first death anniversary is coming closer, Kamya Punjabi (her good friend) plans to release her last short film on the same date.
Kamya shared the promo of the film featuring the late telly actress and has tried to draw parallels with her real life story. But Pratyusha’s boyfriend refuses Kamya’s claims and in his statement to DNA said, “What film is she talking about? How and when did she shoot this film with Pratyusha? I’ve a record of all of Pratyusha’s activities in the months before I lost her. She was always with me. We went together to Ranchi for my brother’s child’s naming ceremony. Then we went to Goa. When did Pratyusha shoot this so-called film with Kamya?” (ALSO READ: Hum Kucch Keh Na Sakey promo: Pratyusha Banerjee’s last short film will leave you in tears)
He calls Kamya’s attempts as bogus and fraud and calls this said film as a cruel joke on his late girlfriend. Rahul then adds, “This is nothing but an attempt to make money in a dead person’s name. How can this woman continue to use Pratyusha’s name to get publicity? Only I know what her thoughts and feelings were. She was planning a big birthday party for me when she was snatched away from me.”
A year has passed since we lost the Balika Vadhu actress to death and Rahul claims to still grieve over her loss. He admits, “I start crying suddenly for no reason. I had fallen in love with her. And now when I’ve lost her I cannot bear to see her name being used cheaply by people whom she hardly met.” The lover is now planning to write a book on Pratyusha Banerjee. Yes, you got that right. (ALSO READ: Kamya Punjabi will release the last short film Pratyusha Banerjee on her death annviversary)
“It’s an idea that I’ve been living with for some time now. It came to me after I found a diary written by her in my house. Through that diary, I got to know her even better. I want to write my book on the Pratyusha that only I knew, and the girl I’d have known if she had only lived longer,” says Rahul Raj Singh.