Rahul Raj Singh files defamation complaint against Kamya Panjabi for portrayal in Hum Kuch Kah Na Sakey


Pratyusha Banarjee’s estranged boyfriend claims that Kamya Panjabi has twisted facts for her benefit in her short film, Hum Kuch Kah Na Sakey

Television actress late Pratyusha Banarjee allegedly ended her life on April 1, 2016. In her suicide note, she cited her sullied relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh as the reason due to which she committed suicide. Shortly after, rumors started doing the rounds that her boyfriend was physically and verbally abusive and allegedly pushed the actress into prostitution. Post Pratyusha’s suicide, a case was filed against Rahul allegedly accusing him of abetting Pratyusha’s suicide.

Recently, Pratyusha’s close friend, Kamya Panjabi announced that she will be releasing Pratyusha’s last short film, Hum Kuch Kah Na Sakey on her first death anniversary, April 1, 2017 in fond remembrance of her. A teaser trailer of the same was released three days ago.

Watch short film Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey trailer

While talking about the film, Kamya Panjabi stated that the film bears resemblance to Pratyusha’s real life and she was in tears as she watched the complete film. She now looks back and wishes that she should have taken some time out for her friends to discuss the pain she’s going through. Kamya claims that this is the last project Pratyusha worked on and committed suicide before they could complete shooting the film’s end.

As reported by the Indian express, her former boyfriend Rahul has reacted to Kamya’s claims and has filed a police complaint with Mumbai Police’s Cyber Department. In his complaint, he has claimed that Pratyusha did not make any short film while they were still in a relationship. He also added that this video had been tampered with by Kamya for her publicity. He also wrote that she has portrayed him in a bad light in the short movie.

“I lost my girlfriend last year on 1st April 2016. On 27/3/2017 I was shocked to read that Kamya Punjabi had given an interview and declared that she is releasing one short film based on the life of my girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, and she has portrayed my character in an abusive manner. Further, she has used my girlfriend Pratyusha’s old video as a new one.” – Rahul wrote in his handwritten complaint.

“Pratyusha didn’t make any short film during our relationship. This Kamya Punjabi, in order to gain publicity, has used my name and tampered the video.” – excerpts from Rahul’s police complaint. 

Kamya Panjabi has laughed off all his claims and allegation and in an exclusive interview with Indian Express the actress said, “Had there been any credibility to what he is saying, I would have got a call by the police or they would have taken some action. I don’t know why that man is giving himself so much importance. I am not answerable to him. He can say what he wants to say. People can see that it is Pratyusha in the video. He has nothing to do with the film.”

Kamya further added that, “It’s been produced by a friend, Neeru Nikhat. She called me a few days ago, and said that let’s do something about this movie, let’s release it online. And I was like yes, we should. Whatever we earn from this movie, I will be handing it all over to Pratyusha’s parents…People need to realize that it is okay to talk about your issues rather than going through them alone, I want people to know this.” 

Meanwhile, Rahul Raj Singh is still pressing hard on his police complaint and has sought an FIR, demanding action against Kamya Panjabi, under cyber law and IPC.