Friday, 31 March 2017

Kamya Punjabi To Release Pratyusha Banerjees Last Short Film On Her 1st Death Anniversary

Late television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who passed away on April 1 last year, is all set to come back in the form of a short film. Pratyusha last shot for a project 'Hum Kuchh Keh Naa Sakey' one and half months before she committed suicide.

The film never released because of what followed later. But now her best friend and TV actress Kamya Punjabi has decided to pay Pratyusha a beautiful tribute.

She will be releasing Pratyusha's film online on her first death anniversary.

The film, which features Pratyusha in the lead, bears an uncanny resemblance to her real life. To begin with, the subject revolves around heartbreak and depression, which were allegedly the reasons behind her drastic step.

Kamya says, "Though a work of fiction, it will seem quite similar to what Pratyusha must have gone through. She will be seen heartbroken, resorting to vices like drinking and smoking. As a narrator, I will interlink her reel and real lives, and question viewers on why people change in love and choose to remain silent sufferers. Pratyusha didn't use glycerine while shooting the emotional scenes. I too was nursing a heartbreak at that time."

Coming back to the coincidences, Pratyusha's beau on screen is called Rahul, much like her real-life boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh. "It was Pratyusha's decision to name the character Rahul," reveals Kamya.

Yet to recover from her friend's untimely death, Kamya says that she regrets not having taken out time to talk to Pratyusha. "I wish we had spoken about our problems. I felt helpless watching the film. We couldn't shoot the climax as she ended her life before that," she sums up.