Known to be a woman of her words, Kamya Punjabi has always spoken her mind. Also known to be very practical, only a handful of things in life leave her emotional. One of them is her best friend Pratyusha Banerjee’s death.
Kamya recently faced a very challenging situation while performing a scene for Shakti- Ek Ehsaas Ki. The actress was required to enact a suicide scene. While sharing the incident, she said “I am a strong woman. But shooting this scene, in which I commit suicide by hanging myself like my friend (Pratyusha) apparently did a few months ago, has been the most difficult one in my life. I was overwhelmed by a weird feeling of helplessness and had knots in my stomach.“
She further added “It’s a huge coincidence that my show replaced Balika Vadhu, in which Pratyusha played the original grown-up Anandi. Our birthdays are just two days apart – hers being on August 10 and mine on 13th. Pratyusha’s birthday was the biggest occasion of her life and would begin the preparations a month in advance. She would insist on celebrating our birthdays together. I just couldn’t muster the courage to cut the cake on my birthday this year. My co-actors and the unit made me cut one finally. She used to stay over at my place and I still have her clothes and bag at my home.“
We hope you find the strength to deal with Pratyusha’s loss!