In a recent interview, Vikas Gupta revealed that he was in a relationship with late actress Pratyusha Banerjee for a brief period. The creative producer claimed that the Balika Vadhu actress got to know about his bisexuality after parting ways with him. Now, Rahul Raj Singh, who was dating Pratyusha before she died by suicide, slammed Vikas for making use of the situation. Rahul told a leading daily that though Vikas had proposed to Pratyusha, she declined it as she was aware of his sexuality.
"Pratyusha was always open about her relationships. She never hid her personal life. Vikas Gupta is just making use of the situation because the person isn’t alive to respond to his claims. She had told me when we were doing the show Power Couple (2015) that Vikas had proposed to her and she declined it, as she was aware of his sexuality. When I asked her why didn’t take up any project after Balika Vadhu and cash in on the success of her show, she told me that Vikas had planned a project with her, which he scrapped later," Rahul told.
Rahul lashed out at Vikas for cooking up stories for publicity. "Pratyusha never dated Vikas, so the question of them parting ways doesn’t arise. In fact, they weren’t even on talking terms after a point. He shouldn’t cook up stories for publicity. Pratyusha would have slapped him had she been alive,” he says, adding, “I also don’t appreciate him bringing up my name in his interviews. I don’t think he has anything else to talk about other than me eating chips at the hospital (when Pratyusha had died by suicide). I find it defamatory and if this doesn’t stop, I will have to legal action against him. All I want to say is that stop using Pratyusha’s name to be in the limelight," Rahul shared.
Pratyusha, who shot to fame as Anandi in Balika Vadhu, died by suicide on April 1, 2016. She was only 25.
(Source: Times Of India)