What! Vikas Gupta Once Dated Late Actress Pratyusha Banerjee- Here’s What You Should Know
Vikas Gupta, popularly known as Mastermind after his stint on Bigg Boss season 11 has recently confessed that he once dated the late TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee for a brief period of time. The relationships and controversies surrounding the Television producer often become a talking point. He always tends to grab the headlines for the same.
In an interview with a leading daily, Vikas Gupta said, “The only two women that I have ever dated, have known about his sexual orientation.” While he named that one girl Pratyusha, he restrained from naming the second person.
He further quoted, “Pratyusha got to know about it after we broke up. We were together for a short span. The break-up reason would be that some people spoke badly about me to her. But I don’t want to get into the details as she is no more. I was very angry with her after the break-up. I avoided her when I saw her on the road once. She called me to ask that how could I do that. I liked Pratyusha. I wanted to do a big project with her. Alas!”
Pratyusha Banerjee got famous after playing Anandi on the TV show Balika Vadhu. She died of suicide in 2016. Her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh was accused of abetment to suicide. Talking about the heart-wrenching incident, Vikas said, “The visual I remember of Rahul Raj Singh is he was eating chips outside the hospital when Pratyusha had died by suicide. I entered to see that Makrand Malhotra was around and he was calling up people. Pratyusha had dated Makrand before Rahul and that was the sweetest relationship of her life.”
On the third death anniversary of Pratyusha in 2019, Vikas wrote a beautiful post for the late actress. The post read, “Today is 1st of April and every time I hear it’s April fool’s day instead of smiling which I did, I think of you #Pratyusha I remember the call which I thought was a prank call and it reminds me of the 20 mins I sat alone looking at you. No one was there. Mak was running around outside trying to sort things and figure things (Good Man) others were yet to know that you have gone. You were a star that left our universe too soon. This world is cruel and every year I learn more. I am sorry I wasn’t there when you needed me. Yes, you never asked for help but this world is a little like that even when help is asked no one comes forward. We see signs but we avoid them. I really hope you are in a better place.”
Earlier, Vikas Gupta revealed his troubling relationships with TV actors Parth Samthaan and Priyank Sharma. He was accused by actress Shilpa Shinde of ousting her from the TV show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain.