Ill-health or divahood: What is the real reason behind Pratyusha Banerjee’s exit from Balika Vadhu?

Thu, February 28, 2013 4:59pm UTC by 45 Comments
Ill-health or divahood: What is the real reason behind Pratyusha Banerjee’s exit from Balika Vadhu?

While news reports suggest that Pratyusha’s starry behaviour caused her ouster, the channel maintains that she had been skipping too many shoots and had to be replaced. We tell you the real story…

Yesterday we told you that Pratyusha Banerjee, who portrayed the role of Anandi in Balika Vadhu on Colors, is leaving the popular show. And yes, it came as a rude shock not only to us, but also to her co-stars.

Shashank Vyas, who plays the character of Jagya in BV, started his career with Pratyusha. The actor was completely unaware that his first television co-star was no longer a part of the show. “I just got back from Bangkok yesterday. As soon as I landed, calls from reporters and friends poured in asking me about this. Frankly, I was shocked, so I called up Pratyusha to ask her and she confirmed it. She said that she was leaving the show for some personal reasons,” he said. Anandi’s new husband Shiv played by Siddharth Shukla was also taken aback with this sudden decision. He said, “Pratyusha told us about her decision just day before yesterday. We didn’t get any prior notice really.”

According to the channel PB exited the show because she was constantly unwell and hence couldn’t make it on time for the shoots. In an interview though, Pratyusha had said that her mother was unwell and she wanted to spend more time with her. Now those are two different versions, aren’t they?

Anyway, we also heard rumours that Pratz was always late for shoots and sometimes made unbelievable excuses for her absence. Shashank refused to comment on that though. “I don’t know the real reason, but it’s her personal issue and I don’t think I have a right to comment on it,” he said.

Gajra Kottary – writer of Balika Vadhu, maintains that whatever the reason, it was a mutual decision at the end. “It was a mutual decision made by the production house and the actor. Pratyusha was unable to commit too much time for the show and hence we had to replace her.”Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • strsahinja nikolic

    Viewers from Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia beg you to get Prats back so we can continue watching the show. Without her there’s no Balika Vadhu. Please, if you don’t do that, out TV stations are not going to buy episodes with this new actress, because no one is interested in watching her.

    Please fulfill our wish!

    Greetings

  • smeker

    I’m watching Balika Vadhu since the very beginning, I live in Serbia and this show is very popular here. People who watch it do so because of Prats and they can’t imagine other girl in her place. If she doesn’t come back, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are no more going to buy episodes, the reason being that there is no use watching the show without Prats, she’s irreplaceable. We beg you to fulfill our wish so we could watch the whole story.

    Greetings

  • smeker

    Without Prats as Anandi there is no point to watch BV, since we love her and nobody can replace her.
    Please listen to our request so that we could enjoy BV as we did till now, and that we can watch it till the end. Regards,

  • Kaliopa

    Hi, I’m from Serbia and I just want to say that I’m not gonna watch the show anymore, this is crazy!! People here watch it because of Prats, and they are very disappointed and angry now. You watch Prats for years and than they just replace her??

    You people said Prats couldn’t fulfill her duties! Well she isn’t a robot to work whole day, she has a soul too!!

  • Kaliopa

    Just bring Prats back so we can continue watching the show!!! We deserve that after being faitful to this show for so long now!

  • Nou

    I am the one who voted Prats for grown up Anandi, I can’t bear any other actress for a single second as grown up Anandi… Whatever the reason behind leaving the show its her life and decession, stop defaming her. How loyal she was with this show we can imagine she left dance reality show, and Bhat camp’s offer and now stupid PH giving lame excuses… PH + Channel compelled her for this decession…
    Now I don’t have any sympathy with BV or the stars… For me show is just in drain :(

  • Yasna

    Pratyusha is the only Anandi. Nobody can replace her. Sorry but this is the end of BV

  • kop93

    We want Prats back!!!

    Colors,this a disappointment for us viewers >.<
    Prats is a symbol for the freedom of women all over the world.

    Best regards form the Switzerland

  • Cica

    Love u as Anandi, why don’t you reconcile with PH and come back soon. NO one can be better as Anandi than you.

  • Vallabhbhai Thesia

    Pratyusha, No one can justify the role of Anandi, iexcept you.in Balika vadhu . Lacs of viewers are eagerly watching this serial pl do not leave above serial. Do think twice.

  • MINA

    Well that’s your viewers want to choose at the first audition for the role of Ananda, but they chose PRATS.

    Does that say something, VIEWERS WILL PRATS

  • MINA

    What a coincidence right now at the wedding in a series talking about the fight for a better
    position of women,
    and if anyone has a similar attitude PRATS then flying out.
    It seems that the whole series was a lie
    EX YU & BALKAN

  • MINA

    “Pratyusha will be replaced by actress Toral Rasputra, who is upbeat about the new responsibility.”

    HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA……

    EX YU& BALKAN

  • MINA

    Are not we not had enough you’ve driven away PRATS but he is still mud.
    SRAMOTA.ALI hope I’ll HOW SOON YOU WILL drop in GLEDANOSTI.PA WHO WILL YOU LOOKING AT THIS aunts,
    SERBIA, CROATIA, would certainly will not.

  • MINA

    WHO WE ARE HEARD IN INDIA
    RETURN TO U.S. Prats and is ALL forgiven

  • MINA

    Prats’re the best, AFTER YOU THERE B.V.

    EX YU, BALKANS, EUROPE ALL ARE WITH YOU

  • laxmi

    pratyusha is best to that character i seen yesterdays episode we r not satisfy on that new girl plzz.. Replace her again then new one looking gud but pratyusha was most beautyful and she is the right person to play that anandhi role no one replace her acting

    • laxmi

      we r waiting to watch pratyusha again v r disappointed to see the serial pratyusha cm back for us

  • Sayan

    Pratyusha is the only reason for watching Balika Vadhu.
    New face of Anandi i.e Toral is just untolerable and disgusting. please replace Toral immediately and get back Pratyusha.

  • Rafiq shaikh

    Anandi ke chale jaane se balika vadhu ka mazaa hi khatm ho gaya, mai ab ye serial balika vadhu dekhna band kar diya ,mere ghar me shabhi log bahut pyar se balika vadhu dekhte thae ,lekin ab ghar wale bhi dekhna band kar diye,agar aap log chahte hai balika vadhu serial chale, so please pratyusha benrjee ko wapas lao,varna mai elake se colors chainnal ko band kar diya jayega, kyun ki mai khud ek cebal oprater hu,so please my request to the axcept so call me my no 9702766219 am wait

  • Rafiq shaikh

    pratyusha is best to that character i seen yesterdays episode we r not satisfy on that new girl plzz.. Replace her again then new one looking gud but pratyusha was most beautyful and she is the right person to play that anandhi role no one replace her acting.so please replace Toral immediately and get back Pratyusha.so am wait again pratyusha benarjee in this serial balika vadhu,please call me 9702766219

  • dr saira batool

    Even if torrel makes a good anandi, v won’t accept her coz v like only pratyusha in that role,pls bring her back

  • pratibha

    Please save us the misery!! Just bring our original anandi back on the show.. we appreciated the serial so much for raising such causes.. it was not just a serial but a true lessen teaching series. We loved to watch. But after original anandi’s exit, it seems so fake and irritating to watch it any further!
    PLEASE BRING PRATYUSHA BACK ON THE SHOW.. PLEASE!

  • Jatin

    The production house has murdered our favorite show, this is it!!
    Do hell with your new anandi.. We have nothing to do with the show any further!!
    SO DISAPPOINTING THIS IS! THE AUDIENCE DO NOT MATTER AT ALL!
    THANKS FOR THE DISASTROUS STEP.. ENJOY WELL!!

  • kunal

    NEVER THOUGHT OF HATING MY FAVORITE SHOW.. BUT THE PRODUCTION HOUSE MADE ME DO THAT!! GOD! TORAL AS ANANDI LOOKS OLDER EVEN GEHNA LOOKS YOUNGER THAN THE NEW ANANDI!!

    SORRY! I QUIT WATCHING THE SHOW.. NOTHING LEFT ON THE SHOW NOW.. !!

  • Suganthi

    Dont feel like watching the show as Pratyusha is being replaced. Cannot accept Toral as Anandi as she doesnt have that childish look that Pratyusha has.She is looking older even than Gehna. Cannot aceept this.I used to wait for this show everyday that now I don’t feel like watching.

    Sorry to say this. Please bring back Pratyusha for this show as only she can only be our favourite bahu always.

  • Naveen kumar

    PLEASE CM BACK TO THE SHOW ANANDI…OTHERWISE SHOW WILL NOT BE LONGER. I AM NOT WATCH THIS SHOW EVER IF ANANDI DOES NOT REPLACE..BY PRATYUSHA

  • sophia

    Please bring back pratyusha… we miss her so much!!

  • Simran Malla

    Without Pratyusha in Balika Vadhu its not interesting to watch this serial. If she can’t give time regularly you can skip the episode and shoot according to her presence. Every viewer wants Pratyusha as Anandi so if you want to run your serial with good result you again should think to call back Pratyusha Otherwise Balika Vadhu will not run longer.

  • nazeer

    without prathyusha it is very boring to see the serial,her expressions were very gud,her way of talking was super inthe show.plz come back

  • Jelena Ristić

    Hello everybody
    I am from Serbia, where we look very long Balika vadhu.
    We were vary sad as we heard that Prathuysha stopped as Anandi. Without she, the series is no longer the same. Prathuysha please come back. We miss you very much.
    Greetings from Serbia

  • Ishi

    Hey Pratyusha,plz be back on the show..I love ur expression and the way u speak is highly commendable..Without u the serial has become so boring..Have stopped watching Balika Vadhu since the time of ur exit..

    Production house plz bring our deary Pratyusha back on the show..

  • SOFFI007

    With the Toral upropstili makeshow BV. RETURN PRATJUŠU, return makeshow us who watch for several years
    We will not Toaral and BV, it is NOT Ananda.
    RETURN PRATYUSHU

  • SOFFI007

    If you want some content to be nicely presented you have to find a really good actor/actress. In this case, Pratyusha was perfect for the role of Anandi. Toral is definitely not. I would rather see the director of BV fired than Prats. We want her back! And if you respect your viewers you’ll start to behave like professionals and bring her back!

  • ZOI

    If you want some content to be nicely presented you have to find a really good actor/actress. In this case, Pratyusha was perfect for the role of Anandi. Toral is definitely not. I would rather see the director of BV fired than Prats. We want her back! And if you respect your viewers you’ll start to behave like professionals and bring her back!

  • jelena

    Hi, I’m from Serbia and I just want to say that I’m not gonna watch the show anymore, this is crazy!! People here watch it because of Prats, and they are very disappointed and angry now. You watch Prats for years and than they just replace her??
    Just bring Prats back so we can continue watching the show!!! We deserve that after being faitful to this show for so long now

  • laza

    Yes, people from SERBIA not SIBERIA (we’re in Europe) love Prats! And it’s so funny that we from here love her more than you and want her back! We watch this show on our TV channel for two years and you guys for 4 so you should be even more attached to her! But I guess that’s not the case, sometimes I come to think that your hearts are from stone..

  • vps

    Pratyusha U did hard work and give the perfection to the character /role of Anandi.when the success comes to ur door. U give the chance to another. Pratyushs com back whatever it may be. If U do the another serial fans are do not see ur serial because they frightened at last if u quit the serial in between? so come back. u use ur hardworking result not abother one.

  • balika vadhu

    hi pratyusha plz come back we don’t want to c shiv with toral he looks perfect with u only pratyusha if ur mom is really sick we pray to god to get well soon and plz pratyusha come back if u didi not come back on this role anandi we will not see ur next any series plz plz pratyusha come back we r waiting for u

  • Gull

    i was watching BV just becoz of Pratyusha……. trust i am not watching BV from many days coz new Anandi is not right for this role… New Anandi… sorry dear you have no expression no feelings

  • simran

    i was watching BV just becoz of Pratyusha……. trust i am not watching BV from many days coz new Anandi is not right for this role… New Anandi… sorry dear you have no expression no feelings

  • Nataly

    STOP THE SHOW OR BRING PRATYUSHA BACK,BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!!
    Simply,we can’t to watch this ChotiAnandi together with Shiv…That’s it!!!

  • sonal

    BV hav lost its charm aftr prats exit 4m d show.we dont wnt 2 see d show any more…..only prats suits in anandi’s role….nd pratyusha will also b lykd in only anandi’s character nd nothing else.i was a daily viewer of d show bt now watch smthng else at 8:00pm.i was really attached wid anandi(pratyusha)pain,sorrow,happiness nd evrythng else….new anandi fails to create d feelng nd emotion as b4.watchng sm1 else as anandi is noy only difficlt bt impossible also…..bv PL…ZZZ bring ur charm nd our anandi back…….

    • Srivani

      I too agree vth sonal I too don’t c the serial but read the written episode please bring Pratz back

  • heer

    Pratusha is replaced already…anyhow accepted toral…but now if jagya gets married to sanchi instead of ganga…then no doubt BV is gone gone n gone


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