Veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini, who termed 'Balika Vadhu' actress Pratyusha Banerjee's alleged suicide 'senseless', has faced flak for her tweets.
Hema Malini. File Pic/Rane Ashish
Here's what Hema Malini had tweeted on Pratyusha Banerjee's death:
All these senseless suicides which achieve nothg! Life is God's gift for us to live not for us to take at will. We have no right to do that.— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 4, 2016
One must learn to overcome all odds & emerge successful,not succumb under pressure & give up easily.The world admires a fighter not a loser— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 4, 2016
The actress also attacked the media over its investigation and coverage of the TV star's demise.
Just becomes food for the hungry media who chew on news like celebrity suicides until the next sensational news happens.Thn it is forgotten— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 4, 2016
Twitterati criticised the actress' stance on Pratyusha's death and lashed out at her 'insensitive' tweets. Here are some reactions:
Hema Malini thinks she knows everything about suffering and strength. You've had a good life madam. Don't judge the sufferings of others— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) April 5, 2016
Hema Malini: Senseless suicides achieve nothing.— HHBBC (@BabaBakChod) April 5, 2016
Me: Tell Bobby Deol to commit sensible suicide then.
.@dreamgirlhema - wht abt the kids who are killed by accidents, especially from 'celebrity's' vehicle? Was that a 'god's' gift for the kids?— Raunak Panpalia (@raunakpan2000) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema there is no God! People are complex ! Psychology is complex! Stay in your profession !— Rakesh Bahl (@Rakesh1bahl) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema this is utter insensitive, suicide may not be a solution but ranting about a deceased certainly doesn't make you look GREAT!— Siddhi Palande (@thefilmichokri) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema Have some empathy, and if not that then at least some decency. A girl has lost her life!— Abhishek Sanyal (@sanyalabh) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema The world admires someone who can keep their mouth shut and give respect to a dead person, not an irresponsible blabbermouth.— A Delhi Dame (@ADelhiDame) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema You just lost all my respect. It is because of stoic elders like you, young minds in the country have mental health issues.— Anusri Mukherjee (@Anu_Mukherjee) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema With all due respect, we have no right to judge her too. Having said that, I don't support suicide but we shud refrain ...— VellapantybySupriya (@vellapanty) April 5, 2016
@dreamgirlhema "Life is God's Gift" didn't seem ur attitude during ur accident last year wr a little girl died & u shamelessly drove away— Purav Parekh (@PuravParekh) April 5, 2016
The 24-year-old actress was found dead at her home in Mumbai on April 1, in a suspected case of suicide due to stress in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.