Last month, TV actor Kushal Punjabi’s suicide shook the entertainment industry. Friends and family of the 37-year-old actor claimed that he was suffering from depression for a long time.
Sejal Sharma, who rose to fame with Star Plus’ daily soap, ‘Dil To Happy Hai Ji’ was found hanging at her apartment in Royal Nest society at Mira Road (East) by a friend in the early hours of Friday, an official told Tribune.
She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared ‘brought dead’. The police have also recovered a suicide note from Sejal’s flat which allegedly states that she took the extreme step due to personal reasons.
The untimely death of the 25-year-old actress has come as shock to colleagues and friends in the industry.
Confirming the news, Sejal’s co-actor Aru K Verma told HT,
“Yes, this is true. I am shocked to hear the news. It’s very difficult for me to believe as I had met her just 10 days ago and we had even chatted on WhatsApp on Sunday. I am unable to come to terms with the news. I met her 10 days back and she was absolutely fine.”
“We hadn’t met for last three-four months as I had also gone to my hometown, so when we met 10 days ago, she looked perfect. Her family discovered the news today morning, but I think she committed suicide yesterday night. Her family has taken her body to Udaipur for her last rites,” he said.
“She was like a sister to me. She also tied rakhi to me in real-life. We shared a close bond and I am shaken. We were always connected to each other. I am unable to talk right now,” Verma added.
After autopsy, her body was handed over to her family. Police have assured that further investigation is underway.
Co-star Jasmine Bhasin said she was shocked by Sejal’s sudden death. “I’m shocked and disturbed because she was a very happy girl and we would get along really well. I don’t see any reason why did she do that. But, it’s very sad,” she said.
Condolences from co-actors, friends and family have poured in on social media following Sejal’s suicide. The news of her death also sparked a discussion on the importance of treating mental health concerns in millennials.
Sejal was seen as Simmi Khosla, lead actor Ansh Bagri aka Rocky’s adopted sister in ‘Dil To Happy Hai Ji’. She has also been a part of several TV commercials include those with Aamir Khan, cricketer Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya.
We hope her family and friends get the strength to deal with the loss. RIP Sejal!