The drama around Pratyusha Banerjee’s death refuses to die. A year after the TV actress’ death, her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh has filed an FIR against actress Kamya Punjabi who was Pratyusha’s close friend and Stay Tuned Media at Versova Police Station on Wednesday.
Kamya has released the teaser of her short film - Hum Kuchh Keh Naa Sakey which stars Pratyusha. The actress is releasing the film on Pratyusha’s first death anniversary that falls on April 1.
Rahul in the FIR said that Kamya has portrayed his character in an abusive manner. The FIR reads, “The court is seized with the matter and despite knowing this she has made this film and shows me in a bad way. She is also tampering Pratyusha’s old video. During our relationship, she has not made any short film.”
Rahul, an actor by profession, said that Kamya has made the film in order to gain publicity. “She has used my name and tampered with the video.” He requested the police not to let the film be released till the matter was settled.
When Sakal Times got in touch with Kamya, a popular face on Indian television, she said, “Is he really part of the film. I never took his name in the film and they are mere on-screen characters. He is not part of the film. I am not asnwerable to him or anyone else.”
She pointed out that the reason behind making the film is to help Pratyusha’s family financially. “Her parents are fine with the film and that’s all matters. Whatever money I get from the film will be used for their security,” she said.
Kamya also thrashed Rahul for claiming that the actress is gaining publicity out of the film. “I don’t need publicity. My serial Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki is a prime time show which is doing very well. I am doing well for myself and Rahul should therefore check his facts before giving out such statements,” she added.
On April 1, 2016 the popular TV actress committed suicide by hanging herself in her apartment. Rahul, besides being booked for abetment of her suicide, was also charged with criminal intimidation.