VJ Chitra was found dead in a hotel room in Chennai’s Nazrathpet on Wednesday
Popular Tamil television actress VJ Chitra has been found dead at a hotel in the outskirts of Chennai, this morning. She was 29. Her unexpected death has spread shockwaves across the internet.
According to Times Now report, Chitra, who is known for playing Mullai in popular TV serial Pandian Stores, was shooting for the same at EVP Film City last night. She returned to her hotel room around 2:30 AM and within an hour, she apparently ended her life by hanging herself.
Another report states that Chitra’s businessman-fiance Hemanth, who was staying with her at the hotel, reportedly issued a statement with the Nazaethpettai police about her suicide. He claimed that Chitra went for a bath as soon as she returned to the room and when she didn’t come out for long or respond to his knock at the door, he called the hotel staff to open the door with a duplicate key to only find her dead. The Police is currently investigating the death case and is yet to issue a statement.
As soon as the news broke, Twitterati expressed grief and #RIPChitra started trending. Her fans expressed their grief on social media. “We miss you so much #VjChitra akka. Can’t believe that you are not with us. Rest In Peace.. in soul. Lots of prayers and support to your family and to your luvd ones.”
Another fan wrote, “Me and mom see her almost everyday on tv. So it feels like a personal loss. She had such a natural charm and grace. Always remember, we never know the personal struggles of someone and shouldnt start speculating. Hope she didnt suffer and is at peace.”
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Her last Instagram post is now making fans emotional. She posted it late Tuesday night. She had shared a picture of herself from a photoshoot, and captioned it with a smiling face emoji. She had also taken to her Instagram stories to repost on-set videos shared by anchor-friend Sharanya Turadi, from last night’s shoot. In the video, we see Sharanya teasing Chitra that she is so much in love and always on a call. He had addressed Chitra as “love bird” which perhaps, indicates that she was actually on a call with Hemanth.
More details are awaited.