Actress Tunisha Sharma was found Saturday in a reported suicide on the set of a show she co-starred in, with her so-star arrested for assisting with her suicide.
Sharma allegedly went to a restroom on the set and did not return. Upon entering, she was found hanging.
TV actress Tunisha Sharma was found dead on set in Vasai, Mumbai on Saturday. She was aged 20. She is popular for her role in the show Ali Baba Dastaan-E-Kabul, which airs on SAB TV.#RIP #TunishaSharma तुनिषा शर्मा pic.twitter.com/925ngKAWnB
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"Tunisha Sharma used to work as an actress in a TV show. Tunisha Sharma and Sheezan Khan had a love affair. They had a breakup 15 days ago after which she died by suicide on the sets of her show," Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Chandrakant Jadhav said during a press conference, NDTV reported.
"The actor and her co-star, who's been booked on her mother's complaint, played main roles in the show 'Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul', at the sets of which she was found hanging," it added.
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"Tunisha made her debut with TV show, Bharat Ka Veer Putra –Maharana Pratap. She appeared in several shows such as Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Gabbar Poonchwala, Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Internet Wala Love and Ishq Subhan Allah," Hindustan Times reported.
"Besides this, the 20-year-old also appeared in Bollywood films in small roles. This includes Fitoor, Baar Baar Dekho where she essayed the role of Katrina Kaif's younger version," it continued.
"She was also a part of Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh as Minnie Sinha. Besides this, she also appeared in Salman Khan's Dabangg 3," it added.
This is so Shocking & Unbelievable!💔 Actress Tunisha Sharma hanged herself in the makeup room of her set where she was shooting for a music video. The actress was immediately rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead by the doctors.
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The case now focuses on the relationship between the actress and her alleged boyfriend.
"The police are investigating the matter. Now, it has been revealed that Tunisha’s mother has blamed her Ali Baba co-star, Sheezan Khan, for her daughter's death. It is also being said that they were in a relationship," India Today reported.
The report of Sharma's death has led to widespread shock and many tributes from fans across social media.
The tragedy also reminds of the importance of seeking assistance if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide.
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