Pratyusha Banerjee death: CINTAA action against Rakhi Sawant, Dolly Bindra


Apr 14, 2016 15:02:10 IST

Mumbai: Members of the Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) have decided to take action against actresses Dolly Bindra and Rakhi Sawant for making insensitive remarks on Pratyusha Banerjee's death.

Pratyusha Banerjee, seen here with Rahul Raj Singh. Image from IBNlive

Pratyusha Banerjee, seen here with Rahul Raj Singh. Image from IBNlive

"I fail to understand how can people be so insensitive. A child is no more and you are dying for publicity. We can't ban these two people because they are members,” Amit Behl, chairperson dispute committee, CINTAA told IANS.

“It's such a shame people are trying to make issue out of somebody's death,” he added.

Pratyusha, who portrayed the character of the adult Anandi in the popular teleserial Balika Vadhu, was found hanging from a fan by her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh and neighbours at her Goregaon residence on 1 April.

She was rushed to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was declared dead.

After her death, Dolly circulated her phone conversation with the late actress' mother, Soma Banerjee, in the media. She also made a statement in the media that Pratyusha had vermilion on her forehead when she was brought to Kolikaben Hospital.

Rakhi, on the other hand, requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban ceiling fans in order to stop suicides.

Behl said that he also had a discussion with all members of CINTAA on the issue.

Updated Date: Apr 14, 2016 15:02:10 IST