Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh/Mumbai, July 31
Bollywood star Sushant Sing Rajput’s former girlfriend, TV actor Ankita Lokhande says the actor had an admirable zest for all times, and she will by no means consider that he dedicated suicide due to despair.
Ankita and Sushant met on the units of common TV serial “Pavitra Rishta” and dated for over six years until 2016.
In her first interview post-Sushant’s demise on June 14, Anikta stated the actor was a “happy guy” who by no means let success or failure have an effect on him to the extent of getting depressed.
“When the information got here and it was all over the place that he dedicated suicide, it took me a number of time to just accept it. I wish to inform everybody that Sushant was not the type of man who will get into despair. He was not someone who will commit suicide as a result of he’s unhappy.
“He was a happy guy. Sushant and I have been through worse situations. I don’t know what position he was in and what was he doing, but as time passed I started trying to understand how somebody’s death is labelled as suicide… But as much as I know Sushant he was not a depressed guy,” the actor instructed Republic TV.
Sushant was discovered useless at his Bandra residence final month. The actor’s premature demise was adopted by a high-profile investigation by Mumbai Police throughout which many massive names from Bollywood, together with filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Aditya Chopra, recorded their statements.
Over a month after the actor’s demise, his father lodged a police criticism in Patna on Tuesday in opposition to his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetting the suicide.
In his criticism, Krishna Kumar Singh, who had been sustaining a stoic silence over the tragic demise of his 34-year-old son, additionally sought to invoke the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act, alleging that the “machinations” of Rhea and her members of the family had brought about his son to crack up, regardless of a profitable profession in movies, and in the end drove him to suicide.
Anikta stated it’s “heartbreaking” when individuals name Sushant a “depressed” man as a result of he was someone who knew find out how to dream massive and work in direction of making them right into a actuality.
“I’ve not seen an individual like Sushant, a man who used to put in writing his personal desires. He had a diary… He had his five-year plan — what he desires to do, how he’ll look, and many others. And precisely after 5 years, he had fulfilled them. And when issues like ‘despair’ are used after his title… it’s heartbreaking.
“He could be upset about a few things. We all get anxious, he could be anxious. But depression is a big word. Calling someone ‘bipolar’ is a big thing,” she stated.
Anikta stated it’s arduous for her to just accept the narrative that he was not joyful due to a couple of field workplace failures as Sushant had a number of endurance and all the time believed in bouncing again.
“He used to say if something does not occur I’ll make a brief movie. I’ve seen him working so arduous for himself. He was doing theatre and selected ‘Pavitra Rishta’. He was one of many greatest stars on TV. He left the present when he was at his peak as a result of he needed to do one thing else.
“He did movies. He was somebody who knew what he needed to do. To get into movies, he waited for three years. He was sitting at residence and ready for that one break. Everybody does not have a lot endurance,” she stated.
Asked about claims of monetary instability main him into despair, Anikta stated the cash was by no means on Sushant’s “agenda”.
“Money was a small factor for Sushant, his ardour was method larger than anything. He all the time used to say, ‘If every part ends… I’ll construct my empire once more’.
“Money was by no means an agenda for him. His ardour for all times was larger than something. Success and failure by no means affected him. He believed in bouncing again. He used to seek out happiness in smaller issues. He can’t die for this,” she stated.
In an interview with India Today, Anikta stated she stands with Sushant’s household in these testing instances and desires to know the rationale behind his demise.
“I‘m saying he was not depressed and if somebody is saying it’s suicide, I want to know why. If somebody is saying he was murdered, I want to know who did it? I am standing with Sushant’s family. I also want to know what happened. One thing I am sure is that depression, is impossible for me to believe that it happened,” she stated.
After the FIR was lodged by Sushant’s father, Ankita had posted on Twitter a black-and-white picture with “Truth Wins” written within the centre.
Commenting on her cryptic publish, the actor stated Sushant’s demise is a “big loss” and like all his admirers, she additionally desires to know the reality.
“I stated ‘Truth Wins’. And all of us wish to know the reality. I wish to know what occurred. That’s why I’m right here. His household and associates, me, all of us wish to know what occurred with him. An excellent and joyful man has simply gone like this. It’s a giant loss.”
The actor stated whereas she is unaware about Sushant’s relationship with Rhea, she shares a great equation together with his household.
“I can’t comment on Sushant and Rhea’s relationship. I was not there. As for Sushant’s family, I want to take a stand for them. They must have something to prove and show people.”
Sushant’s sister Shweta Singh Kriti additionally reacted to actress Ankita’s TV interview on the microblogging web site.
Sharing the hyperlink of the video, Sushant’s sister Shweta wrote: “SatyamevaJayate #IndiaForSushant.” — With PTI