Bollywood star Kushal Punjabi dead; actor reportedly hanged himself

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Punjabi, who starred in shows such as Ishq Mein Marjawan and Hum Tum and the movie Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love with Priyanka Chopra, was found hanging inside his Mumbai apartment according to local reports.

Reacting to the news of his death, the Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain fame actress said that she was "deeply disturbed" by the news of Kushal's death adding that she desperately prayed that this was a rumour. His friends from the TV industry were in utter disbelief as he was too jovial and happy-go-lucky to end his life so abruptly. The report also stated that Kushal had left a suicide note and has not blamed anyone for his death. She wrote a heartfelt comment on Kushal's last picture with his three-year-old son Kian and said that they failed as they lost someone to depression.

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein's Chaitanya Choudhary, ex-Bigg Boss contestant Diandra Soares and TV actress and host, Shenaz Treasury arrived at the venue to pay last respects to their friend. We were all dead shocked and I still can not believe that this has happened. "I wish you peace". You really inspired me with the way you saw life, but what was I to know.

Several other actors also took to social media to express their shock.

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"RIP my brother. Guess it's true when they say, aThe happiest Faces hide the Most saddened Hearts'".

Punjabi started his career as a dancer and model.

The actor shared screen space with the likes of John Abraham, Ajay Devgn and Vivek Oberoi in Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan's joint production Kaal, which released in 2005. He further ventured into acting with a television series called A Mouthful Of Sky.