Bollywood star Kushal Punjabi found dead

Indian actor and Bollywood star Kushal Punjabi died by suicide on Friday, according to reports. Punjabi starred in the film Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love alongside Priyanka Chopra and was also known for his roles in Lakshya, Kaal and shows Ishq Mein Marjawan and Hum Tum.

Punjabi’s parents began to worry Thursday afternoon when they couldn't contact him.

"The parents then informed Punjabi's friends, when he did not respond to their calls. They entered the flat using a duplicate key late night....” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IX) Paramjit Singh Dahiya told the Times of India. Punjabi’s parents found him deceased inside the Mumbai apartment. “They then informed the police. A suicide note was found in which the actor held no one responsible. A case of suicide has been registered,"

Punjabi leaves behind a wife and 3-year-old son. The actor’s friends are paying tribute on social media. Indian TV star Karanvir Bohra wrote, "I'm still in denial. I know you are in a happier place, but this is unfathomable."

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MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 11: Kushal Punjabi at 'Diesel' bash at Juhu in Mumbai on May 11, 2011. (Photo by Yogen Shah/The India Today Group via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 25: Kushal Punjabi at his birthday bash at Andheri, Mumbai on April 25, 2011. (Photo by Yogen Shah/The India Today Group via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 12: Bollywood actors Kushal Punjabi and Sumona Chakravarti during the screening of film Crazy Cukkad Family at Sunny Super Sound Studio, Juhu on January 12, 2015 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 22, 2008 : Manini De, Ravee and Manoj Bidvai and Kushal Punjabi - Entertainment channel and Nokia hosted Holi bash at Darya Mahal at Versova . (Photo by Prasad Gori / Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Actor Karan Patel said "never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that you will bid your final goodbye to life in a way that will send a chill down our spines every time we think of you."

On his Instagram page, Punjabi described himself as a "Dancing daddy, Actor, Bikerboy, Travel/Adventure/Fitness junkie, Movie buff, addicted to black coffee & grey matter." He frequently shared photos of his little boy and fitness adventures. His last post was three days ago.

Conflicting reports cite Punjabi's age as 42 and 37.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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