On Pratyusha Banerjee’s first death anniversary on April 1, the late actress’ BFF Kamya Punjabi will release a short film, Hum Kuchh Keh Naa Sakey, online, in the memory of the 23-year-old actress.
It was probably the last project for which Pratyusha, who hanged herself to death in her Oshiwara home, faced the camera.
The promo for, the short film is released and it is bound to haunt you.
The promo shows Pratyusha crying as she yells that she does not enjoy fighting and turns into a montage of the actress crying and consuming alcohol and the last seen of Pratyusha crying as she threatens Rahul saying that if he leaves it would be the last time he sees her.
The trailer then transitions into Kamya Punjabi’s close up shot as she recites a powerful verse from the film, “Har ashq ki and dastaan hai, Kuch beh gaye, kuch reh gaye.”
Watch the promo here:
Shot one-and-a-half months before her suicide, the film, which features Pratyusha in the lead, bears an uncanny resemblance to her real life. To begin with, the subject revolves around heartbreak and depression, which were allegedly the reasons behind her drastic step.
Talking about the film, Kamya told a leading daily, “Though a work of fiction, it will seem quite similar to what Pratyusha must have gone through. She will be seen heartbroken, resorting to vices like drinking and smoking. As a narrator, I will interlink her reel and real lives, and question viewers on why people change in love and choose to remain silent sufferers. Pratyusha didn’t use glycerine while shooting the emotional scenes. I too was nursing heartbreak at that time.”
Kamya says that she regrets not having taken out time to talk to Pratyusha, and adds, “I wish we had spoken about our problems. I felt helpless watching the film. We couldn’t shoot the climax as she ended her life before that.”