By Hindustan Times
MUMBAI, Feb. 28 -- Balika Vadhu took Indian television by storm in 2008 and has managed to stay at the top with several twists in the storyline. But here's the biggest twist yet: lead actor Pratyusha Banerjee has just quit.
"Everyone I've spoken to is shocked," says Pratyusha, who played the now-iconic Anandi in the Colors show for almost three years. The 21-year-old was cast after a massive talent hunt. She will be on air as Anandi till March 4. It was getting stressful. I couldn't shoot for long hours as my mother was unwell and just had surgery. Though the unit was very supportive, I can't compromise with my mom's health. It was a mutual decision with the channel to quit. They were finding an actor to fit the ro