Filmmaker Karan Johar, while expressing grief about alleged suicide of TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, has said her death should be taken as an alert by people who are ignorant towards condition of depression.


24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame with TV show “Balika Vadhu”, was found dead at her home on Friday in a suspected case of suicide.

Reason for the extreme step is not yet known, but Banerjee was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.

Mourning her death, Johar tweeted, “This is just so sad…and a wake up calm to families and friends who don’t consider depression a medical condition…RIP.”

He also tweeted: A girl died…let her loved ones mourn in peace…social media may not have a conscience….but can it have a heart?

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor also wrote on Twitter, “What a shame! Such a lovely person shouldn’t have committed suicide! Who knows the turmoil within her. RIP.”

Actor Armaan Kohli, who was Pratyusha’s co-contestant on “Bigg Boss 7”, paid her tribute by posting, “A beautiful soul, a beautiful friend who is going to be missed from the bottom of my heart #PratyushaBanerjee. May God rest her soul.”

Pratyusha’s friend actor Maheck Chahal wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the news of my friend #PratyushaBanerjee. My most sincere condolences. Rest in peace little baby doll.”