, Indian television star, died by suicide at her home in Madhya Pradesh’s
Indore on Sunday, October 16. The actor, who had started her career with India’s
longest-running television show Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai in 2015, was living
in Madhya Pradesh for the last one year. She has left behind a suicide note.
Police say the suicide note details that she was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend
who lives in the neighbourhood and was under considerable stress. Cops are on
the lookout for the ex-boyfriend.

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Takkar’s suicide
immediately reminded social media of another, the most high-profile suicide in
India in recent history, that of Sushant Singh Rajput. The 34-year-old actor
had hung himself to a ceiling fan at his home in Mumbai’s Bandra. A rising star
of Indian cinema, popular for his roles in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Chhichore,
Rajput did not leave behind a suicide note.

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Rajput’s death, Indian media went into a frenzy and debated questions around
nepotism, the movie mafia and mental health. Sushant was said to have suffered
from clinical depression. His girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty spent a considerable
number of days in prison before being granted bail.

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Takkar, of Sasural Simar Ka fame, was friends with Sushant Singh Rajput. Both
Rajput and Takkar were people from outside the metropolis. While Takkar was
from Indore, Rajput was from Bihar capital Patna. Both of them started in
television. Sushant Singh Rajput scaled heights that Takkar may have dreamt of

Sushant died, Vaishali Takkar said she had cried for two-three days, in an interview
to Spotboye. “After people started saying that he was murdered, look at the
marks on his body and all, I started seeing those pics and found something is
fishy. Initially, movie mafia was alleged for all this, but now Rhea’s
(reference to Rhea Chakraborty) is also coming out,” she said.

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Upon being
asked if she thought Rhea Chakraborty was responsible for Sushant Singh Rajput’s
death, Takkar had said: “I feel it’s a teamwork. It’s not just one person who
has done this. I don’t know how long the trail is but definitely there are more
people involved. I also think that the real culprits are hiding behind Rhea.
She is definitely responsible for pushing him at the edge, that people are easily
believing that he committed suicide(sic).”