Celebrities mourn death of TV’s ‘Anandi’

Mumbai, April 2 : Popularly known as Anandi, her character from the television show “Balika Vadhu”, actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s untimely death has left everyone in Bollywood and the TV industry in shock.

Personalities like Karan Johar, Arbaaz Khan, Simi Garewal and Karishma Tanna have mourned the death of the 24-year-old actress, who allegedly committed suicide here on Friday.

Pratyusha hanged herself from a fan at her Kandivali residence but was detected and taken to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she succumbed.

Here’s what celebrities had to say about the actress’ death:

Simi Garewal: The only serial I’ve watched was ‘Balika Vadhu’. For her! Very sad. Only 24. It’s too tough here for girls without family support.

Karan Johar: This is just so sad and a wake up call to families and friends who don’t consider depression as a medical condition. RIP Pratyusha Banerjee… A girl died, let her loved ones mourn in peace. Social media may not have a conscience, but can it have a heart?

Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden death of Pratyusha Banerjee. May god give her family strength to deal with the loss. RIP.

Anupam Kher: Deeply saddened by the news about Pratyusha Banerjee. May god give her family the strength to deal with this loss.

Rishi Kapoor: What a shame! Such a lovely person should (commit) suicide! Who knows the turmoil within her. RIP.

Arbaaz Khan: Extremely saddened to hear about Pratyusha! May her soul rest in peace. God give her family strength in this difficult time.

Sophie Choudry: So shocked to hear about Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide… Makes me think of Nafisa and Jiah. All beautiful, talented girls. This is heartbreaking.

Karishma Tanna: Extremely shocking and sad news… RIP Pratyusha.

Gauhar Khan: Sad, sad, sad…Nothing’s worth ending your one beautiful gift called life for… My heart bleeds for the parents and family… Suicides (are) never the cure… Heartbroken about the news… Pratyusha Banerjee… A sweet soul.

Mika Singh: Extremely saddened by the news about Pratyusha… May God bless her soul rest in peace.


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