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Apr 1, Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide on April 1. 1. Reports in Her Homeland Say She Was Having Trouble in Her Relationship With Fellow Actor Rajul Singh One of her co-stars from Balika Vadhu, Sidharth Shukla, told. Jun 8, Siddharth Shukla as Shiv and Toral Rasputra as Anandi in Balika Vadhu. gender issues and relationship stigmas in a certain socio-economic strata of Shashank (Vyas) and Pratyusha (Banerjee) gave their all to make. Apr 2, Reason for Pratyusha Banerjee's death is not yet known, but she was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. Pratyusha's co star from 'Balika Vadhu', Siddharth Shukla said, "She is no.
Suicide is a selfish act. I thought somebody was making April fool joke. Then I checked with our common friend Vikas Gupta and he said it was true.
I have just reached Kokilaben hospital," Ratan said. She took such a big step and I don't know why. Initially I thought it must be an April fool's prank but then I got it confirmed through some of my media friends and close associates," Bhanushali said. Recalling time spent with her, Ratan said Pratyusha was a "chirpy, bubbly girl, always smiling and laughing.
I spent one month with her in Bigg Boss house. We last met at the screening of film 'Kuku Mathur ki jhand' and laughed so much about our times in Bigg Boss.
I still feel that she hasn't gone and this just a fake news," she said. 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 Then I got a call from Tanisha who told me the same. Then my manager too confirmed It. I still cannot believe it. She was so full of life, and always seemed happy. The last time I had met here she was fine and seemed ok.
I have heard strange things about myself: Pratyusha Banerjee
I really don't know how to react now. May God give her family the strength to deal with this loss. SAD" Not the way to go SAD — Karan Wahi karanwahi April 1, Singer-actress Sophie Choudry said that she was heartbroken by the news and that it reminded her about the similar tragedies of Nafisa and Jiah Khan who were all 'beautiful and talented girls'.
So shocked to hear about pratyushabanerjee suicide.
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All beautiful, talented girls. Here's what they had to say. She Was so young. Cant believe this news.
U will be missed! It was a television serial that set many benchmarks. It took on a subject that seemed outdated.
And went on to handle that subject so sensitively that audiences rooted for the child bride, Anandi, and followed her story avidly. It gave a newly launched channel, Colors TV, much needed success when Balika Vadhu began airing on July 21,and soon notched up viewership records. Nearly eight years later, the multiple award-winning serial crossed another landmark -- it was listed in the Limca Book of Records as the longest daily fiction soap in Hindi, with a run of 2, episodes and on June 5, Its characters -- Anandi, Jagya, Dadisa and Shiv, among others -- virtually became family members in many homes across the country.
Gajra Kottary, who teamed with Purnendu Shekhar, to co-write the serial, is proud of what they achieved. The initial Balika Vadhu family. I have always been a city girl, sheher ki ladki. For me, the image of a balika vadhu child bride was always that of the baby doll I had dressed, rather overdressed, like a dulhan brideas a kid, fascinated by all the bling associated with an Indian bride.
A glittering tasselled scarf, the remainder of a mata ki chowki prasad, wrapped over her frock, felt pens used to decorate her face, a broken bracelet doubling up as a necklace. That was the closest I had ever been to the image of a child bride. I knew Balika Vadhu was going to be a tough one.
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It had been far easier for me to relate to the life of a 30 plus Dr Simran, getting under her skin as she fell in love and, through the ups and downs of her married life, still excelled in her chosen career path, since the preceding four years of the telecast of my first daily soap, Astitva, on Zee TV. It was so progressive, so modern, etc, said everyone around me, that nothing else will ever match that storytelling on Indian television.
I too believed it back then. So when offered work on the subject of child marriage, I too questioned how relevant the subject would be to viewers at the time. Moreover, the project was being planned for a new channel and therefore, as it was not a readymade and popular platform, doubled the risk for us. But the conviction of my senior colleague Purnendu Shekhar in his concept, and the memories of the hugely positive experience of working with him on Astitva, made me the first one to come on board after the channel and producer, and we began our in-depth research on the subject of child marriage in At the end of three months of research, I was a different person in my approach to both the relevance and progressiveness of a particular subject to tell a story about.
Shocking data stared me in the face of how prevalent child marriage was, not only in India, but across the world -- from South East Asia, to the Middle East, to Africa and South America, not just in villages but in the metros too. Interestingly for any writer, the phenomenon was inextricably interlinked with poverty, gender issues and relationship stigmas in a certain socio-economic strata of people.
As I scrolled through endless pictures that illustrated the data, I realised that none of the child brides I saw looked anywhere like my much decorated childhood doll. They stared back at me with vacant, lost and frightened eyes, both hiding and revealing their stories. I felt compelled to tell their many stories as one story.
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I felt chastened at having earlier questioned how relevant this subject was at the time. I also realised how badly it needed to be brought alive for people in a truly progressive way.
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Each child bride's story was different and yet they were all the same. A lost childhood, a robbed chance at education, ravaged bodies, broken hearts and a bitter future. If this story was to be told realistically, it would have to be a combination of the cutest visuals and the grimmest of stories surrounding them, for the worst thought for anybody is a childhood without hope. This story, if it were told too grimly, would only drive people away from the channel.