Television actress Pratyusha Banerjee gained popularity as Anandi in the television show "Balika Vadhu".
In 2016, Pratyusha committed suicide by hanging from a fan at her residence in Mumbai's Goregaon area.
Her then boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh took her to the hospital, where she succumbed.
Nearly half a decade later, television producer Vikas Gupta revealed that he once dating Banerjee.
Gupta, who came out as bisexual told ETimes that he was in a relationship with Priyank Sharma and Parth Samthaan. However, in terms of women, he had a fling with Pratyusha and another woman he didn’t wish to name.
Gupta told the daily that Banerjee came to know about him being bisexual after they broke up.
He asserted that the breakup was a result of people badmouthing him to Pratyusha. He said that he was very angry with her and even avoided her.
In June 2020, Gupta came out as bisexual in a social media post. He also called out Priyank Sharma and Parth Samthaan for 'blackmailing' and 'bullying' him.
Before entering season 14, Gupta got candid about his financial situation with The Free Press Journal. He said, “Money never drives me, but right now, I am need. Last two years have been difficult. I need the money... I’m very blatant about it. Things have not been right and people haven’t been good to us.”
“So, we have to go ahead and do the right thing. I always believe the journey is more important than the destination. Till the time destination is your need, and yes, money is my destination...I’m going to go all out to get 50 lakhs. I need that money badly,” he added.