The message in the note read, “This is me, Payal Ghosh. If I die by suicide or heart attack, people who will be responsible for that are.” While several followers were worried about her there were others who slammed her for trying to get cheap publicity. However, many advised her to seek medical advice and assistance if the situation is getting worse.
Earlier, Payal had opened up about her personal battles with depression and how it is important to share mentioned while reacting to Tunisha Sharma’s suicide. Talking about a phase in her life that she would rather forget, she said” Mental health is something that we often neglect and depression creeps on you in a very hidden way. I was fine until I was suddenly in a very critical condition mentally and tried to jump from my building had it not been for my brother who saved my life. It’s a very slippery slope and can quickly become dangerous. I feel mental health should be given more weightage than it gets as our careers and busy schedules make us drift away from it. I’m thankful that I was lucky enough to be pulled out of the dark hole in time and now I’m on my way to putting that part of my life behind me. My family and close people are the ones who helped me come out of it and I will never be able to thank them enough for it.”
In 2020, Payal made headlines after she came up with sexual harassment allegation against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. However, Kashyap, in response, rejected the accusations as unfounded.