Popularly known as Anandi, her character from the television show 'Balika Vadhu', actress Pratyusha Banerjee's untimely death has left everyone in Bollywood and the TV industry in shock.
Personalities like Karan Johar, Arbaaz Khan, Simi Garewal and Karishma Tanna have mourned the death of the 24-year-old actress, who allegedly committed suicide here on Friday.
Pratyusha hanged herself from a fan at her Kandivali residence but was detected and taken to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she succumbed.
Here's what celebrities had to say about the actress' death:
Simi Garewal: The only serial I've watched was 'Balika Vadhu'. For her! Very sad. Only 24. It's too tough here for girls without family support.
Karan Johar: This is just so sad and a wake up call to families and friends who don't consider depression as a medical condition. RIP Pratyusha Banerjee... A girl died, let her loved ones mourn in peace. Social media may not have a conscience, but can it have a heart?
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden death of Pratyusha Banerjee. May god give her family strength to deal with the loss. RIP.
Anupam Kher: Deeply saddened by the news about Pratyusha Banerjee. May god give her family the strength to deal with this loss.
Rishi Kapoor: What a shame! Such a lovely person should (commit) suicide! Who knows the turmoil within her. RIP.
Arbaaz Khan: Extremely saddened to hear about Pratyusha! May her soul rest in peace. God give her family strength in this difficult time.
Sophie Choudry: So shocked to hear about Pratyusha Banerjee's suicide... Makes me think of Nafisa and Jiah. All beautiful, talented girls. This is heartbreaking.
Karishma Tanna: Extremely shocking and sad news... RIP Pratyusha.
Gauahar Khan: Sad, sad, sad...Nothing's worth ending your one beautiful gift called life for... My heart bleeds for the parents and family... Suicides (are) never the cure... Heartbroken about the news... Pratyusha Banerjee... A sweet soul.
Mika Singh: Extremely saddened by the news about Pratyusha... May God bless her soul rest in peace.
Kushal Tandon: The news is absolutely saddening. I know life is tough but why do you need to do this. She was so young, I don't know what happened. Lots of strength to her family during this time.
Elli Evram: Is it confirmed? It is really sad, I am just shocked and speechless. I can only pray for her family right now.
Ragini Khanna: Can't believe #pratyushabanerjee is no more. Rip. Have gone numb. She was so young
Sambhavna Seth: Shocking... can't believe this news. Rip Prayushabanerjee
Ratan Rajput: I got to know at around 9 pm when I was shooting for my show. I thought somebody was making April fool joke. Then I checked with our common friend Vikas Gupta and he said it was true. I was shocked. This is unbelievable. I have just reached Kokilaben hospital
Jai Bhanushali: It is really sad. She took such a big step and I don't know why. Initially I thought it must be an April fool's prank but then I got it confirmed through some of my media friends and close associates.
VJ Andy: Then I got a call from Tanisha who told me the same. Then my manager too confirmed it. I still cannot believe it. I am shocked."