On Monday, television actress Kamya Punjabi unveiled the teaser of a short film featuring late actress Pratyusha Banerjee. She said she plans to release the same on her friend’s first death anniversary (April 1). But Banerjee’s boyfriend - Rahul Raj Singh - has slammed Kamya by saying, “This is nothing but an attempt to make money in a dead person’s name”.
According to a report in DNA, Rahul claims that Pratyusha never shot for any short film. He has also called Kamya’s short film ‘bogus’.
“What film is she talking about? How and when did she shoot this film with Pratyusha? I’ve a record of all of Pratyusha’s activities in the months before I lost her. She was always with me. We went together to Ranchi for my brother’s child’s naming ceremony. Then we went to Goa. When did Pratyusha shoot this so-called film with Kamya?” DNA quoted Rahul as saying.
“This is nothing but an attempt to make money in a dead person’s name. How can this woman continue to use Pratyusha’s name to get publicity? Only I know what her thoughts and feelings were. She was planning a big birthday party for me when she was snatched away from me,” Rahul added.
Pratyusha, best known for playing the role of Anandi in TV serial ‘Balika Vadhu’, allegedly ended her life by hanging herself on April 1 last year.