Popular Tamil TV star VJ Chitra was on Wednesday found dead in a room at a hotel in Chennai’s Nazrathpet. She was 29.
Nazrathpet police have registered a case and are inquiring into the matter. A police official from Nazrathpet station told news daily , “Around 2:30-2:45 am today, the hotel manager called the police helpline number (100) informing about the incident. Based on that information, we immediately reached the hotel. The body was recovered and sent to Kilpauk government hospital for post-mortem. We are ascertaining the cause of death.”
The investigation into the death of actor-VJ Chithra is underway at the hotel in Chennai where she died. The autopsy will be performed at the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday.
The actor had checked into her room after returning from shooting around 1 am on Wednesday. Around 3.30 am, the police control room received a call from the hotel staff, informing them of the death. The police have informed Chithra’s family, who also live in Chennai. She is reportedly engaged to a businessman since August 2020 and had been signed to act in a film.
VJ Chitra had got engaged to businessman Hemanth a few months ago. He was also the last person to have spoken with Chitra before her alleged suicide.’
Chitra’s death has sent a shock wave across the Tamil entertainment industry. She was at the top of her career as a television host and actor. She began her career in television in 2012 with a show called Vilayadu Vaagai Soodu, which aired on Makkal TV.
Chitra also hosted popular shows like Nodiku Nodi Athiradi and Oor Suthalaam Vaanga . In a career spanning nearly a decade, she worked with various Tamil entertainment channels, including Zee Tamil, before joining Star Vijay.
VJ Chitra was particularly popular among Star Vijay viewers, with her turn as Mullai Kathiravan aka Mulla in the serial Pandian Stores garnering much praise.
She was also hosting a show called Vasool Vettai for the channel.