The year 2020 has been very unfortunate for TV actors. After two suicides already, here’s another piece of news that has come in like a bolt from the blue. Earlier we heard about the demise of Kushal Punjabi and actor Manmeet Grewal’s suicide, and now we hear that Crime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta has said goodbye to the world.
Preksha Mehta, a television actress, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Indore on Monday. She was just 25. After working in theatre in Madhya Pradesh, Preksha Mehta moved to Mumbai in 2018. Preksha starred in shows like Crime Patrol, Laal Ishq, and Meri Durga. She was also a part of Akshay Kumar starrer Padman. Apart from that, she also featured in a couple of music videos like “Tore Naina” and “Sakha”.
Reports state that Preksha was found hanging in her Indore house by a family member. The 25-year-old actress was rushed to the hospital by her father but she was announced dead. Hours before her death, the actor shared a cryptic message on her Instagram story. She wrote in Hindi,
“Sabse bura hota hai sapno ka mar jaana (Nothing is worse than your dreams dying.”
Actor Karan Kundrra sent his condolences to Preksha’s family and emphasized on having conversations about mental health. Quoting Preksha’s last message on Instagram, Kundrra wrote on Twitter,
“Sabse bura hota hai sapno ka marr jaana’ another television actor has committed suicide and this is what she posted last on her Instagram #prekshamehta this is extremely sad! You were so young.. you had your entire life in front of you! We need to talk more about mental health..”
This nationwide lockdown has made it quite difficult for the emerging television actors to survive with no income. And then a sword of rent, bills starts hanging on one’s head. This is what lead to the ‘Aadat Se Majboor‘ actor, Manmeet Grewal’s death. Many TV personalities have come out in the open to speak about the ongoing issues and how the entertainment industry will be handled post lockdown. The mental health of certain artists has been put on stake because of al these unpredictable and unfortunate times. However, no availability of work being another big reason.
We are saddened by this news too and hope that Preksha Rests in Peace and may God give strength to her family.