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Pratyusha never shot any film with Kamya Punjabi. This is an attempt to make money: Rahul Raj Singh

Titled ‘Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey’, the short film is said to be based on Pratyusha’s her real-life story of heartbreak and, reportedly, has a character named Rahul. While Kamya shared the teaser of the short film calling it Pratyusha’s last film, Rahul has claimed the late actor never worked in the film.

tv Updated: Mar 29, 2017 19:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Pratyusha Banerjee,Kamya Punjabi,Rahul Raj Singh
Pratyusha Banerjee’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh has called Kamya an opportunist and said the short film is just an attempt to make money in the name of a dead person.

A day after TV actor Kamya Punjabi announced she would release the last short film of her late friend and TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, Rahul Raj Singh has claimed Pratyusha never shot any film with Kamya.

Kamya Punjabi in a still from the short film.

Titled ‘Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey’, the short film is said to be based on Pratyusha’s real-life story of heartbreak and, reportedly, has a character named Rahul.

Rahul, Pratyusha’s boyfriend and the main accused in her suicide case, has been locking horns with Kamya ever since Pratyusha committed suicide in April last year. Kamya has claimed Rahul Raj Singh “cheated on her” and used to “slap” Pratyusha in public.

Speaking to DNA, Rahul said Kamya is trying to make money in the name of a dead person. “What film is she talking about? How and when did she shoot this film with Pratyusha? I’ve a record of all of Pratyusha’s activities in the months before I lost her. She was always with me. We went together to Ranchi for my brother’s child’s naming ceremony. Then we went to Goa. When did Pratyusha shoot this so-called film with Kamya?”, he told DNA.

“This is nothing but an attempt to make money in a dead person’s name. How can this woman continue to use Pratyusha’s name to get publicity? Only I know what her thoughts and feelings were. She was planning a big birthday party for me when she was snatched away from me,” he further said.

“If you see the promo, it shows a chubbier Pratyusha. This was how she looked two years ago when she had gained weight,” says Rahul, adding, “Instead of garnering publicity in her name, let her rest in peace,” Rahul told Mid Day.

“Some days ago she called me and said Rahul is cheating on her. Three-four days ago, when I got a call in Delhi, I told her I’ll come and sort out everything. She said she can’t live like this anymore and wanted to get out of this relationship. She said she needed help and wanted to file a case against Rahul,” Kamya had claimed in a press conference held in April 2016.

Refuting Kamya’s claims, Rahul had said, “Kamya owes Pratyusha Rs 2.5 lakh. Pratyusha had even messaged her once asking for the money. Vikas claimed he had a video of me slapping Pratyusha. I demand to see it.”

A case of abetting Pratyusha’s suicide is registered against Rahul in Bangur Nagar police. Pratyusha allegedly committed suicide in an inebriated condition on April 1 after an apparent fight with him. He is currently out on bail in the case.

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First Published: Mar 29, 2017 11:09 IST