A lot has been said about the death of Television actress Pratyusha Banerjee and to put all speculations to rest her TV industry friends have broken their silence. Kamya Punjabi, producer Vikas Gupta, Shashank Vyas and Adaa Khan among others came together to talk about the reason behind Pratyusha's suicide.
In a conversation with the media, Vikas, Kamya, Adaa, Shashank and others revealed that Pratyusha's boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh had physically assaulted her and she never had financial problems. Producer Vikas told reporters that he offered her a lead role in a show, but she refused to take it due to some personal problems. Pointing at her financial status, Vikas said that she never had money problems; in fact, the makers of reality show "Power Couple" are yet to give her the final amount for her stint in the show.
"She was doing very well professionally. She had no shortage of work she had earned a lot of money and her money was taken care of by Rahul. She was not in depression at all. The only problem was she was in a disturbed relationship," Vikas said at the press meet in Mumbai, according to IANS.
"He had raised his hand on her and we have proof of it. It was not a great relationship. Unfortunately, we have not been called by the police to record our statements," he added.
Pratyusha's close friend Leena, who was also present at the press meet, told reporters that the "Balika Vadhu" actress called her a night before she committed suicide. Leena said that Pratyusha was not happy with her relationship with Rahul and she wanted to come out of it.
"Prior to the day she committed suicide, she called me at 3 a.m., and she was crying very badly. She said, 'I can't live my life like this, and I want to come out of it'. She said she wants to fight back and wanted to come out of it. She just wanted to get married to Rahul and have a child, this was her plan," Leena added.
Leena also mentioned that Rahul's ex-girlfriend Saloni Sharma used to torture Pratyusha and physically attack her. They also said that a CCTV footage is also accessible, which shows Saloni attacking Pratyusha in front of Rahul.
Kamya further said that Pratyusha called her one day to tell her that Rahul was "cheating on her." "Pratyusha had told me, 'Rahul is cheating on me, what should I do?' She didn't want to give up on this relationship and wanted this to work," Kamya said.
When a reporter asked them about reports claiming that Pratyusha was pregnant, Vikas replied, "she would have been alive today, if she was pregnant." He said Pratyusha wanted to marry and settle down and have kids.
Watch the video of their press conference below: