'Vadhu' no more: Pratyusha Banerjee was dressed in a bridal lehenga for her last rites


Apr,04 2016 15:30:32 IST

TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, 24, who was found hanging from a cieling fan at her residence here, was dressed like a bride by her family in a designer lehenga for her last rites, which she had placed an order for earlier.

Pratyusha's last rites took place at the Oshiwara crematorium grounds here on Saturday evening.

The Balika Vadhu actress was dressed in red.


Pratyusha Banerjee. Image from her instagram account.

According to sources, Pratyusha had placed an order for a bridal lehenga from designer Rohit Verma before she took the drastic step of hanging herself at her flat in Goregaon West on Friday afternoon. She was found hanging by her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, who took her to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was declared dead.

Her funeral was attended by her colleagues from the industry, including Ajaz khan, Kamya Punjabi, Rakhi Sawant and Ratan Rajput among others.

Pratyusha came into the limelight through her portrayal of the grown-up Anandi in popular TV show Balika Vadhu -- which delves into the issue of child marriage.

Later, she went on to star in various shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, Bigg Boss 7, Hum Hain Na, and Power Couple, in which she appeared with Rahul.

Updated Date: Apr 04, 2016 17:01 PM