In a shocking incident, Telugu film comedian Vijay Sai allegedly committed suicide in the wee hours of Monday at his residence in Yusufguda in Hyderabad. The 38-year-old actor was found hanging in the bedroom of his apartment by his family members.
Initial reports suggest that Vijay was under a lot of stress due to personal and financial problems. He was living separately from his wife since 2015 and has also not been receiving any good film offers for sometime. The police are probing to know the exact reason that pushed the comedian to take such a drastic step. The local media reports suggested that Vijay’s falling acting career was one of the main reasons that prompted him to kill himself.
Vijay Sai made his debut in the Telugu film industry in 2001 and has acted in several hit films like Bommarillu, Ammayilu Abbayilu. While the fraternity remains shocked after hearing the news, many have been expressing condolences too.
Tollywood PRO Vamsi Kaka expressed shock over the news and noted that it was not the first time an actor was suspected to have taken his own life due to depression.
“It is sad to hear that Vijay Sai is no more. Reports say that he committed suicide due to depression but the police started an investigation and the actual reason is yet to be found out. This was not the first time that an actor has taken an extreme step like this. The industry bigwigs should step in and come up with a solution to handle depression issues among the members of the film fraternity,” Vamsi said.