Year 2020 is not getting any better. The suicide cases, especially in the entertainment industry is a big cause of concern. Just yesterday, news of another actress from the world of television, Preksha Mehta commiting suicide shocked many. She was a regular in Crime Patrol episodes.
The 25-year-old actress hung herself from a ceiling fan on Monday night, at her home in Indore, and media reports claimed that she took the drastic step due to lack of work. But in her one page suicide note, Preksha has not mentioned any specific reason.
Now we spoke to her close friend Aatm Prakash Mishra, who is also an actor and recently was seen in a web show, Jamtara. He told us that he doesn't believe that she committed suicide because of lack of work. Read on:
How did you know Preksha?
She was my junior from drama school in Bhopal and we knew each other from last one and a half year. We were always in touch. In fact, we spoke over the phone, just a week ago and she was sounding all fine.
Then why do you think she took such a drastic step?
I really don't know but the kind of person she was, I could never believe she can give up on life so easily. Not only me but all our common friends and colleagues are in shock. She was the one who used to always feel motivated even in others' achievement. She was a very positive soul and strong headed person. If she has ended her life, you can imagine how strongly she must have convinced herself to not speak to anyone about it.
You think she was tensed because of her career?
She was not out of work. Her movie Sakkha was supposed to release which definitely got delayed due to lockdown but that can't be a reason to commit suicide. She was doing really well in theatre from last 4 years. Yes, she was part of a few V shows like Crime Patrol and others, but that was not her only identity. So, I really don't agree that she killed herself due to her career. And I really want people to know this.
Then what could be the reason according to you?
There can be multiple reasons. Due to lockdown everyone is stressed about their work and economy but that doesn't mean one will commit suicide. She was staying with her family right now and we don't know what all was going in her mind which made her take such a step. She comes from a decent family and had many friends so aisa bhi nahi tha vo akeli thi. She was also not struggling for survival. She left us with a lot many questions in our mind and I am really upset with her for doing this. I wish she could have discussed with me, I would have not let her go.
Did you speak to her family?
No, I really don't know what to talk to them at the moment. Also, I haven't them personally ever.
When was the last time you met Preksha?
I think first week of March. I was going Pune and before that we caught up and spent almost two hours together. At that time she had also just came back from a shoot in Goa. She was very happy and then she had discussed a lot of projects with me. I also told her if I find something apt, I will keep her posted. She was managing herself quite well in a city like Mumbai.
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