Established TV and Bollywood actress, Ankita Lokhande was devastated, when she heard the demise of her ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who ended his life on June 14 at his Bandra apartment by hanging himself. The actress attended his funeral and even visited Patna to meet the late actor’s father. While the ace TV star was known for her household character Archana in Pavitra Rishta, it will amaze you to know that Ankita was not her real name and it was Tanuja. In fact, Ankita was her pet name and she chose to make it as her stage name.
Bigg Boss 13 contestant, Arti Singh recently opened up in an interview that she has spoken to Ankita Lokhande after his (Sushant Singh Rajput) death. The Bigg Boss 13 contestant said, “I had known Sushant through Ankita (Lokhande) only. He was a very nice guy and was very motivating. I have spoken to Ankita and asked her if she is fine. Ankita needs her space and I want to give her that.” In an interview, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh said that Ankita Lokhande is the only woman from his son’s life, he ever spoke to. He said that she had visited the family in Patna as well. The two were supposed to get married in December 2016 but broke up in the first half of the year. Sushant Singh Rajput always kept his personal life private and did not reveal what went wrong between them. But he was upset when she was termed as an ‘alcoholic’ by some sections of the press.
In a long heartfelt note, his best friend Sandip Ssingh wrote some heart-warming things about Ankita Lokhande’s ‘pure love’ for the late actor. He wrote, “The things you did to bring a smile on Sushant’s face. Even today, I believe that only you two were made for each other. You both are true love. These thoughts, these memories are hurting my heart…how do I get them back! I want them back! I want ‘us three’ back!”