Tamil actor VJ Chitra was found dead in a hotel room in Chennai’s Nazrathpet on Wednesday. She was 29. Known for playing the role of Mullai in the popular show Pandian Stores, the actress was found hanging at a five-star hotel in Nazarethpettai, according to media reports.
It is said that VJ Chithra had finished shooting at EVP film city and had returned to her hotel room at 2:30 am today. She was staying with her fiance, businessman Hemanth, to whom she got engaged a few months ago. It was on August 25 this year when Chitra got engaged to Hemanth in a traditional ceremony. She met him through an arranged marriage set-up.
Back in September, Chitra had written a love message for Hemanth on Instagram. “I am who I am because of you. We may have our challenges, our stumbles, and our disagreements, but as long as we are still together and love one another, nothing else matters”, read her post.
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Populary known as Chithu, she made a mark with her hit TV show Pandian Stores in which she plays the character Mullai. The show is about a joint family and what happens with the entry of new daughters-in-law Meena played by Hema Rajkumar and Mullai. Several comic videos from the show had gone viral on social media and one particular video in which Mullai and her husband mimic sounds of cats in different moods have become a fan favourite.
She was also known for appearing in commercials and has also hosted several shows on channels such as Makkal TV, Jaya TV, and Zee Tamizh.
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Fans took to the microblogging site to trend the #VJChitra to mourn the death of the actor. Fans penned heartfelt messages for the actor and also extended their sympathies to her family. Fans also went on to share several happy and smiling pictures of the actor. Some of the users revealed how devastated they are on hearing about it. While some when out to mourn the actor’s loss.
— Vasu A/c RGB Laser Dolby 7.1 (@vasutheatre) December 9, 2020
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… 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/aCqD45f5lR
— Ajay Santhanam (@iamajaysandy) December 9, 2020
#VJChitra #RIP Can’t believe and it’s shocking news. Such a talented and strong actress. Gone too soon. May her soul rest in peace. Difficult situation for her parents….May God give strength to her parents in this difficult situation.. #2020worstyearhttps://t.co/6voCqfhbg7
— Jayanthi Dinesh (@JayanthiDinesh1) December 9, 2020
VJ Anjana Rangan tweeted her shock at the incident on Wednesday. “Please please talk it out. Dont let ur pains take away you life. Speak out to someone , get a hold on ur self and live life with strength and happiness. Never let anyone or anything become more precious than ur life #RIPChitra,” she wrote.
Please please talk it out. Dont let ur pains take away you life. Speak out to someone , get a hold on ur self and live life with strength and happiness. Never let anyone or anything become more precious than ur life #RIPChitra 💔 pic.twitter.com/puriT0QQOg
— Anjana Rangan (@AnjanaVJ) December 9, 2020
Actor Venkat Rengathan, who acted with Chithra in Pandian Stores serial, called her a ‘daring girl’. “I cannot even think of you doing something like this. Why Chithu?,” he posted on his Instagram.