Yesterday was a sad day for the Indian Television Industry. TV actress, Pratyusha Banerjee (of Balika Vadhu fame), committed suicide on Friday, according to Mumbai Police. She was declared dead at the Kokilaben Hospital. It has been speculated that problems in love life made Pratyusha take this drastic step.
But is suicide really an answer to all questions of life? Is suicide the best way to overcome the obstacles life throws at you? When you commit suicide, you may feel like that you relieve yourself from the misgivings of life but what about your family, your friends, your loved ones, who now have to deal with your absence in their life. What about the guilt they will carry all their life that only if, only if you would have confided in them and asked for their help. Isn’t suicide a little too selfish?
Maybe suicide seems like it’s an end to all of the life’s miseries, problems and sadness but it also is an end to happiness, love and the pleasures that lie ahead in life. Problems and difficulties are a part and everyone has to face these troubles once in a while. What matters is how you face them and how you overcome them. And then of course, the joy of celebrating victory over problems has its own charm, doesn’t it?
Lastly, as Shakespeare rightly said in ‘Julius Caesar’, “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
Sometime down the line of life, Pratyusha Banerjee will not be remembered as the happy, cheerful girl from the serial ‘Balika Vadhu’ but will become the TV actress who committed suicide, similar to what has become of Jiah Khan. All the good deeds, all those moments of strength, all that happiness spread goes to waste just because of that one step. So think, think before you act. Every problem has a solution. You just need to be able to find it.