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Staying bye toon soon celebrity suicide


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The death of Pratyusha Banerjee (24), best known for her performance in the serial Balika Vadu, has left the entire Hindi entertainment industry shocked. Actually her decision to end life abruptly fallowed the similar extreme step taken by Telugu music channel anchor Nirosha (21). While plenty of theories have been floating around – from depression, unbearable stomach ache, problems with her boyfriend – fi


ncé. Whatever may be the reason, Pratyusha and Nirosha joins a list of other such actors and actresses who have taken the extreme step of ending their lives, in an industry which looks glitzy and glamorous from the outside, but can be lonely and filled with problems, inside. 

Pratyusha Banerjee has committed suicide at her home in Mumbai. The Bollywood actress hanged herself and even though she was rushed to the hospital, doctors were unable to save her and she was pronounced dead. The former star of the popular Indian drama Balika Vadhu may have taken her life over turmoil in her relationship with her boyfriend.The actress was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her home in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon. Police are looking into what may have caused her to take her life at such a young age. There’s no word yet on if she left behind any type of suicide note or message as to why she took such a drastic step to end her life.

Pratyusha was


best known for her breakthrough role on drama series Balika Vadhu, where she played Anandi Shivraj Shekhar from 2010 to 2013. In 2013 she appeared on Big Boss 7, the Indian version of the American and UK TV hit Big Brother, and in 2014 she appeared on the Indian drama Hum Hain Na. It’s such a tragedy that someone with such a bright future ahead would take her life like this.

It reported in new media that Pratyusha had become “extremely depressed” over her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, who she was due to marry soon. Her social media accounts show her looking happy with her handsome man, but apparently there was trouble within the relationship. The pair had appeared on the TV show Power Couple together recently. If Pratyusha was hurting, she sure didn’t let it show to the outside world.

Nirosha was working with Gemini TV and had previously worked as a reporter on another channel. Nirosha was found dead on 16th march. Police said she had committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her hostel room in Sindhi Colony, Secunderabad. They have said that Nirosha was on a video call with her boyfriend Ritwik, who is based in Canada when she committed suicide. According to a report in local English daily the duo reportedly had an argument, after which an upset Nirosha threatened to kill herself. She followed through on her threat while the call was still in progress. Ritwik then called Nirosha’s relatives for help, who in turn contacted the police. Police officials have said that they received a call around midnight from Nirosha’s relatives, but by the time they reached her hostel, Nirosha was already dead.

Her phone was switched off. The news of Nirosha death comes just days after Tamil TV actor Sai Prashanth committed suicide. Police had recovered a note from Prashanth in which he said he was ending his life as he was unable to cope with the pressures of his work. His suicide shocked th


e entire South Indian film industry. The TV actor reportedly mixed poison in his drink on 13 March 2016. Some experts are of the opinion that depression could be the cause of his death. They also mentioned that mental illness is plaguing many talents in the film industry.

Unfortunately, these three young, promising women and man in their twenties are not the first Indian celebrities that have committed suicide. There are many others, who were unable to handle the constant pressure of the industry. Looking at some Indian celebrities who committed suicide tells it clearly. In 1993, Divya Bharti, who began her career in a Telugu film, died at the age of 19 by throwing herself from a window of her high-rise apartment in Mumbai. Beginning her career with Telugu film Bobbilli Raja in 1990, she bagged Best Female Debut Filmfare award for Deewana in 1992. In her short-lived life in the film industry, she worked in around 14 movies. She was married to producer Sajid Nadiadwala.

In 1996, Silk Smitha, who had acted in over 400 films, hanged herself from the ceiling. She was also seen in Kamal Haasan-Sridevi-starrer Hindi film Sadma. A fictionalised film on her life was made with Vidya Balan in the lead. Smitha was 35, with no career, in a loveless relationship. In 2002, Monal, another actress and the elder sister of top actress of those days Simran, hanged herself to death with a ’dupatta’. The she was only 21 years old. Monal died without leaving behind a suicide note. Suicides by celebrities continued into new millennium. In last couple of years suicides by two Telugu film actors has created sensation and shock not only in Tollywood, their fans but common people in both the Telugu states.

When raising Tollywood hero Uday Kiran ended his life abruptly there was An unprecedented uproar among Telugu people. Kiran committed suicide on 5 January 2014. He reportedly hanged himself inside his flat in Srinagar colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad. There are rumours in the film city that renowned actor Chiranjeevi and Uday Kiran did not share a good relationship. Kiran was engaged to Chiranjeevi’s daughter Sushmitha in 2003, but the engagement was broken. He married Tamil speaking Vishitha in 2012.Kiran had suffered from depression due to financial crisis for almost a year.

Vajpeyajula Uday Kiran (34) was a Filmfare Award winning Indian film actor, who worked in the Telugu and Tamil cinema. His first three films, Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, were Super hits, earning him the title “Hat-trick Hero”. Nee Sneham film is the last hit in his career.

In 2001, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for the film Nuvvu Nenu, and became the youngest winner of the Filmfare best actor award after Kamal Haasan. He is the only Telugu actor to have his first four films remade into all regional languages. In 2006, He made his Tamil debut with the film Poi, directed by veteran K. Balachander. Subsequently, he starred in romantic films including Nee Sneham and Kalusukovalani. His other performances have been in the films Sreeram, Avunanna Kaadanna, Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta and Jai Sriram.

After sudden exit of Uday Kiran it is noted film artiste Ranganath, who ended his life has shocked Telugu people and Tollywood. The versatile actor has committed suicide in his house at Gandhinagar near Musheerabad in Hyderabad. Sixty-six-year-old Ranganath was living in a rented house. Tirumala Sundara Ranganath acted in more than 300 Telugu films and some TV serials. He was one of the most talented character artistes and his death has created a vacuum in the industry. Many celebs in industry are shocked by the news about his suicide.

When his relatives broken his house door they found the body of Ranganath hanging from the ceiling hook in a room used for pooja and as kitchen. There was no suicide note, but he wrote the word DESTINY apparently with a sketch pen on an almirah. The exact reason behind the actor’s suicide are yet to be ascertained but the investigators were told by his family members that he slipped into depression after his wife’s death six years ago. According to police “Ranganath sometimes remarked to his daughter that was it necessary for him to continue life having lost his wife.” It reported in local dailies that sources from his family claim that he was in depression after his wife’s death six years ago. His daughter Neeraja had taken him to the psychiatrist after he spoken about committing suicide.

It has been argued that rather than seeing such suicides in isolation, they need to be seen in the larger context of the tremendous pressures that actors in film industry , television channels and related industries face. On the other hand the impact of these self killing decisions of celebrities on society is a serious concern.

Compare to number of suicide in the country or region the celebrity suicides are very small in number. But their effect on common people, especially youngster who admire, fallow they are very significant. Number studies conducted by universities and individual psychologists in many countries revealed the impact. One study done by Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei in Taiwan (reported in International Journal of Epidemiology) found the deaths of celebrities, especially by suicide, can be followed by an increase in population suicide rates. The extensive media reporting of the celebrity suicide was followed by an increase in suicides with a strong implication of a modelling effect. When Tollywood hero Uday Kiran committed suicide a fan of him fallowed by hanging himself to a tree. With many celebrity suicides the copycat effect can be far-reaching and very strong, particularly for vulnerable people.


Sleep changes. Marked change and disturbance in established personal sleep cycle. Either insomnia (sleeplessness), especially waking in the early hours of the morning or Hypersomnia (oversleeping).

Psychological wellness is prime for person’s overall wellbeing. Like body indicates something is not OK with it, mind also gives hints it’s ill health. With changed family structure and lifestyles the number of people suffering with depression is ever increasing. Though it is called ‘common cold of mental illness’ if neglected will pose serious problems and can lead to devastating consequences. Check for yourself and if needed seek professional help for you or your loved ones without any stigma.

Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure. Things that once made you feel happy now give no feelings. You are just closed down. Don’t consider yourself sad. You don’t consider yourself happy too. Now you’re above all kinds of feelings totally. If this continues further you may stuck in the neutral zone where you end up feeling nothing. This attitude towards life and your loved ones will alienate you from them. It will even make it hard for them to reach out to you.

Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than five percent of your body weight in a month’s time.

Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.

Sleep changes. Marked change and disturbance in established personal sleep cycle. Either insomnia (sleeplessness), especially waking in the early hours of the morning or Hypersomnia (oversleeping).

Anger or irritability. A lot of little things are making you mad. While most people think that depression is crying, sadness and sitting alone in the dark, anger is also a common sign that you may be suffering from the mental illness. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves. Men especially resort to anger as it is more socially acceptable for them than to sit on a couch and cry about their problems.

Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things. Your day is planned and crammed with things to do, leaving you with just enough time to breathe, let alone think.

Reckless behaviour. You engage in escapist behaviour such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports. You use to be a responsible adult who enjoyed both work and play. But, if you’re getting involved too deep and diving in too quickly into reckless behaviour now, it’s an indication of depression, especially if you are man.

Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such chronic pain with headaches, stomach problems, neck and back pain and nausea leading the pack of symptoms. While not every pull or ache is a sign of depression, if you have a chronic pain that you can’t find the cause to, you might want to get it checked out and consider that it could be a possible sign of depression.

Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes. If you feel the world around you is getting darker, reach out to family, friends or a doctor who can guide you through this time.


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