Salman Khan and Pratyusha Banerjee
"Bigg Boss" host Salman Khan was in shock when he got the news that Pratyusha Banerjee has committed suicide. Pictured: Salman with Pratyusha on the sets of "Bigg Boss 7."Instagram

Film and television industry members were shocked when the news of actress Pratyusha Banerjee's death broke Friday evening. Several celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the death of the "Balika Vadhu" fame actress Pratyusha.

"Sultan" actor Salman Khan, who shared screen-space with Pratyusha in reality show "Bigg Boss 7," received the news quite late, but he was in shock when he came to know that the 24-year-old actress committed suicide.

"Salman was really fond of Pratyusha. He always thought she was really young to be on the show. Even after the show got over she has attended his birthday bash at the Panvel farmhouse. So it was really shocking when he heard that she was no more," quoted a source as saying.

Pratyusha, who started her acting with popular television show "Balika Vadhu," was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her residence in Mumbai Friday (April 1). Pratyusha's boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh took her body to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital where she was declared dead.

There have been no confirmed reports as to why she committed suicide, but several media reports suggest that she had relationship problems.

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Meanwhile, check below what other Bollywood celebrities have tweeted about the untimely death of the young actress, who is popular as Anandi of "Balika Vadhu."

Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Opened the papers to Pratyushas suicide So young!Heartbreaking. They say "Sometimes even to live is an act of courage". #RIPPratyusha

Karan Johar: This is just so sad...and a wake up calm to families and friends who don't consider depression a medical condition...RIP #PratyushaBanerjee

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

Kunal Kohli: #shocking #sad #why #anandi #balikavadhu #pratyushabanerjee we never know who's going thru what

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

Anupam Kher: Deeply saddened by the news about #PratyushaBanerjee. May God give her family the strength to deal with this loss. भगवान आत्मा को शान्ति दे।

Abhishek Bachchan: What have u done Pratyusha Banerjee, I wish it was an April Fool news, She was just 24! RIP Aanandi :(

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