Hyderabad, the bustling hub of the Telugu film industry, is currently reeling from a shocking development involving actor Jagadish Pratap Bandari, best known for his role as Keshav in the widely acclaimed pan-Indian action drama "Pushpa: The Rise," alongside Allu Arjun. The Panjagutta police have apprehended the 30-year-old actor, who now faces serious allegations related to the suicide of a fellow actress from the same film.
Jagadish Pratap's prominence soared with his portrayal of Keshav, a close associate of Allu Arjun's character in "Pushpa," but now he finds himself entangled in a real-life drama that has left the industry and fans in shock. The tragic incident revolves around the suicide of a junior artist with whom Jagadish was in a live-in relationship. The young woman took her own life on November 29, prompting a formal complaint from her grieving family.
Following a thorough investigation, the police concluded that Jagadish Pratap was culpable in the suicide, leading to his arrest on Wednesday under Section 306. This section pertains to abetment of suicide, and the charges suggest that Jagadish played a role in pushing the deceased actress to take such a tragic step.
The deceased woman, also a talented artist who had contributed to various short films, was allegedly subjected to blackmail by Jagadish. Disturbing details emerged during the police inquiry, revealing that the actor had recorded a video of the woman in the company of someone else on November 27. Reports indicate that Jagadish resorted to threats, intending to expose her private photos online. Under immense pressure, she ultimately succumbed to the emotional turmoil, ending her life by hanging in her room.
In the aftermath of the woman's death, Jagadish had been evading authorities, heightening the intensity of the case. However, he was eventually apprehended by the Panjagutta police, and as of now, the "Pushpa" fame actor is in police custody. The incident has sent shockwaves through the Telugu film industry, prompting a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the entire case.