PRIYANKA CHO­PRA

TALKS SUI­CIDE CLAIMS BY HER FOR­MER MAN­AGER

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Priyanka Cho­pra fi­nally broke her si­lence on the claims made by her for­mer man­ager Prakash Jaju, who al­leged the ac­tress tried to com­mit sui­cide thrice dur­ing her strug­gling days, say­ing his state­ments were not authen­tic.

In a se­ries of tweets ear­lier this month, Jaju had said the 33-yearold “Quan­tico” star tried to end her life in 2002 af­ter the death of her al­leged for­mer boyfriend Aseem Mer­chant’s mother.

“This is ut­ter… First of all, it’s so sad that In­dian me­dia has given cred­i­bil­ity to the man, who was in jail be­cause of ha­rass­ing me, with­out check­ing the his­tory of who the per­son is. So, I have noth­ing to say be­cause there is no cred­i­bil­ity to this per­son, who the me­dia is giv­ing cred­i­bil­ity to,” she told PTI. Jaju’s tweets came days af­ter pop­u­lar TV ac­tress Pratyusha Ban­er­jee was found dead at her home. The po­lice sus­pected she com­mit­ted sui­cide due to stress over her re­la­tion­ship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. Pratyusha’s demise re­opened the ever on­go­ing de­bate if peo­ple from show­biz are more prone to de­pres­sion. Priyanka, how­ever, finds it dis­ap­point­ing that fin­ger has been pointed at the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. “Why don’t we talk about those women, who com­mit sui­cide be­cause they were ha­rassed by the mother-in-laws or be­ing beaten in their homes? Or they kill them­selves be­cause they are un­happy in their homes? It’s so easy to turn around and say about the show­biz world.” Priyanka con­demned those, who are talk­ing ill about the ac­tress with­out even find­ing the ac­tual truth. “No­body knows the truth. No­body ever tried to find out what the poor 24-year-old girl was go­ing through… And as usual, peo­ple are dis­sect­ing her life. Peo­ple are un­nec­es­sar­ily talk­ing about her, not giv­ing her and fam­ily the re­spect they de­serve right now.” The “Jai Gan­gaajal” star said the youth should not end their own lives and rather teach a les­son to the per­son, who is both­er­ing them.

Priyanka Cho­pra

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