- March 26, 2021
Ankita Lokhande shares cryptic note on 'opening up' after being trolled for recent interview
Ankita Lokhande was recently targeted by online trolls after she made some comments about her former boyfriend and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. In the wake of this, the actress took to social media and posted a cryptic note along with her photo. In the interview that went viral recently, Ankita had revealed how she gave up films to marry Sushant, among other things. Sushant Singh Rajput's fans lashed out at her for the statement.
WHAT DID ANKITA LOKHANDE POST?
The actress posted pictures of herself wearing a light-coloured night suit. She is seen laying down on her bed as she poses for the camera, giving intense expressions. Sharing the pictures, she wrote, “I opened my mouth, I almost said something. ALMOST. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t (sic).”
Check out her post below:
ANKITA SAYS SHE GAVE UP ON FILMS FOR SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT
In an interview recently, Ankita Lokhande revealed that she had given up on films like Happy New Year, Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani at the time that she was dating Sushant. She was asked how she was planning to start a family with Sushant Singh Rajput and how she gave up on many things. To this, she responded, "I gave up on Happy New Year. I remember Farah (Khan) ma’am had offered me the film and I had also met Shah Rukh (Khan) sir who said 'I will try to give you the best debut'. And I was like, okay, but at the back of my mind, trust me... I was in Macau. Me, Sushant and Shah Rukh sir, we were sitting, and I was like, ‘Bhagwan, mera na ho (God, I hope I don’t get it).’ Ladki kaisi hoti hai na, she always tries ki, nahi yaar, mere partner ka achcha ho. (A girl always wants the best for her partner). That's what you think.”
Saying that she doesn't regret anything, she added, “Till today, I have no regrets. I was trying to build a man and I did that. I was trying to be a very strong support for Sushant, and I did it. But then I realised, ‘No, yaar. Main bhi toh kuch hoon (I am also somebody).’ After my break-up, I understood my value. It is very important to understand your worth. Then I realised that I should work on myself, it is important. Even though I was doing Pavitra (Rishta), people still had that perception about me that she wants to quit working,” she said.
Adding to Lokhande's statement, the interviewer then said that the perception existed perhaps because of the fact that she didn't do films like Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Sultan. To this, Ankita added, "I remember Sanjay (Leela Bhansali) sir called me and said, ‘Kar le ye Bajirao varna yaad rakh pachtayegi tu (Say yes to Bajirao Mastani or you will regret it later)'. He was literally praising me and coming from Sanjay sir it is a very big thing. Then I was like, ‘Nahi sir, mujhe shaadi karni hai (No, sir. I want to get married)'. I still remember that and he did not have anything to say, and I quit on it. ”
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14, 2020. The case is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The actor was dating Rhea Chakraborty before his death.
ANKITA LOKHANDE'S CAREER
Ankita Lokhande made her Bollywood debut with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in the year 2019. She had played the role of Jhalkari Bai in the film and was appreciated for her performance. She was last seen in Baaghi 3. Ankita made her acting debut as Archana in Pavitra Rishta and the show ran for a couple of years. She was paired opposite Sushant Singh Rajput on the show, who played the role of Manav. It was during this time that the two started dating. Ankita and Sushant Singh Rajput had dated for a long time before calling it quits in 2016.