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Kamya Punjabi defends short film based on Pratyusha Banerjee's life

Television Actress Kamya Punjabi Has Released A Short Film Featuring Her Friend Pratyusha Banerjee Who Commited Suicide Last Year On April 1st Though The Movie Received A Stay Order By Mumbai High Court On Its Release.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Apr 2017, 10:13:23 PM
Kamya Punjabi on Hum Kuchh Kah Na Sakey


Television actress Kamya Punjabi has released a short film featuring her friend Pratyusha Banerjee who commited suicide last year on April 1st though the movie received a stay order by Mumbai High Court on its release.

Kamya further claimed Pratyusha's boy friend Rahul Raj does not have true feelings for her otherwise he would not have created such issues on the release of Pratyusha's last film.

Rahul had filed a complaint against Kamya for releasing Pratyushas video. He claimed that the video is tampered and showed him in bad light. The Mumbai High Court had apparently passed a stay order against the films release.

Rahul has been accused of abetting Pratyushas suicide.

"We wanted to do something good for our friend but then some people came in between. How are they involved? If you truly loved her and say you cried every night for her, I dont think you wouldve done this. You wouldve given love to the film, not controversy," Kamya told the reporters.

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Rahul had accused the makers of using his name in the film and defaming him. Kamya says it was Pratyusha who chose the name Rahul for one of the protagonists in the 18-min fictional short film which talks about depression.

"Now that she (Pratyusha) isnt here, she cant tell you that she chose the name. So lets leave it at that. Is Rahul the only guy in the world? Lets not get into that. Rahul Raj Singh is not the hero of our film...

"He is saying he has been shown on a bad light. You watch the film and see if the hero in the film abuses, or hits the girl?"

Kamya insists the protagonist in the film is not based on Rahul nor the movie. Touted to be Pratyushas last, the movie chronicles her real life before she committed suicide last year.

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"Film is about depression and ego hence the name is Hum Kuch Keh Na Sake. But he took the film to another track. See the film and ask yourself if you see Rahul in the film. If I have to do that I would do this on his face, fearlessly like the way Ive had so far.

"If she has committed suicide, who pushed her to that limit? I still say, he is responsible. Let the investigation happen. I would never say something like this through films."

The film was not screened at the event.

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First Published : 01 Apr 2017, 09:42:00 PM