Popular TV actor Kushal Punjabi, last seen in Colors show Ishq Mein Marjaawaan starring Arjun Bijlani, Nia Sharma in lead role, has allegedly committed suicide at his Mumbai home. He was 37. The news of his sad demise was shared by colleague and friend Karanvir Bohra on Twitter, who expressed his shock over the sudden loss.
His body was found hanging at his Badra, Mumbai residence yesterday. Police has found a suicide note at his residence. Accidental Death Report (ADR) was filed and police is conducting further investigation on the matter.
Several actors has paid condolensce to the actor. Kushal’s close friend Chetan Hasraj is not able to come to terms with the loss and is in a state of shock. "He was going through separation from his wife and he was also down with sickness. I still can’t believe that Kushal is no more with us. I spoke to him a couple of days ago and he discussed with me that he was disturbed. I tried telling him that things happen in life and he should just fight back. But I never imagined that he will take such a step. It is heartbreaking.” said teh actor to ToI.
Kushal tied the knot with his European girlfriend Audrey Dolhen in 2015. The couple has a three-year-old son Kian.
Karanvir tweeted, “Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me.I’m still in denial @PunjabiKushal I know you are in a happier place,but this is unfathomable. You really inspired me with the way you saw life, but what was I to know. I will always remember u as a #dancingdaddy #fit & a #lifeenthusiast”
Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me.I'm still in denial @PunjabiKushal I know you are in a happier place,but this is unfathomable.— Karanvir Bohra ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ (@KVBohra) December 26, 2019
You really inspired me with the way you saw life, but what was I to know.
I will always remember u as a #dancingdaddy #fit & a #lifeenthusiast pic.twitter.com/qv31QMH8C8
Punjabi had been in movies such as Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya and Karan Johar's – Kaal, Utv's Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal and Cinevista's Ssshhhhh. He had also appeared in a number of television series, most recently in Aasman se Aage on Life Ok, where he plays a choreographer; in addition he has participated in several reality shows, including Fear Factor, Mr. & Miss TV, Paisa Bhari Padega, Nautica Navigators Challenge, Ek Se Badhkar Ek, Zor Ka Jhatka and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Kushal’s body has been taken for post morten and last rites will be done by today at 4 PM.