It has been a year since Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide and Kamya Panjabi, who was her close friend, released a trailer of a short film that she shot with her. The teaser saw a distressed Pratyusha in an unhappy relationship with her boyfriend and ended with Kamya’s narration. Rahul Raj Singh, Pratyusha’s boyfriend, now claims that Pratyusha had never shot the video with Kamya at all. Shocking, isn’t it? Rahul told DNA,” 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?”
Titled Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey, Kamya aims to talk about Pratyusha’s reel and real life through the film. “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 adds. (ALSO READ: Kamya Punjabi releases the promo of Pratyusha Banerjee’s last short film and it’s gut-wrenching – watch video)
He also told Midday,” If you see the promo, it shows a chubbier Pratyusha. This was how she looked two years ago when she had gained weight. Instead of garnering publicity in her name, let her rest in peace.” Kamya had given a statement to TOI about the film and said,” 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 glycerin while shooting the emotional scenes. I too was nursing a heartbreak at that time.”
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