Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan says TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee and her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, who has been questioned in relation to her death, looked very much in love during the show “Power Couple”.
The 24-year-old actress, of “Balika Vadhu” fame was found dead at her home on April 1, in what appeared to be a case of suicide. The reason for the extreme step is not yet known, but Pratyusha was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with Rahul, who is a TV producer.
Arbaaz recently hosted the reality TV show “Power Couple”, which featured the couple as contestants. The actor said Pratyusha and Rahul had their ups and downs, but looked very much in love. “She was very vibrant. Rahul and Pratyusha were young and new in their relationship, so they had their little moments, ups and downs, as you could see on the show. They looked very much in love,” Arbaaz told reporters.
“She was a very lovely girl and they were doing well on the show. In fact, in the first week they were on top. It’s (Pratyusha’s death) a very tragic moment,” he death.
The actress’ last rites were performed yesterday. The 48-year-old “Dabangg 2” producer said he was saddened by the news of her death. “I am very sad. Pratyusha was a young girl. I give my heartfelt condolences to the family. All I can say is I have no idea what was the reason but it was a tragic loss of life.”
Arbaaz was speaking at the launch of ‘3AM Car Care’. The actor, however, chose not to speak about his recent separation with wife Malaika Arora Khan. When he was asked about his younger sister Arpita’s new born baby, Arbaaz said, “The baby is fine and healthy. That’s about it for personal life questions.”