Ankita Lokhande explains why she didn’t attend Sushant Singh Rajput’s funeral


Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, August 2

Actress Ankita Lokhande lastly explains why she didn’t attend late actor and ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s funeral. 

The actress stated that if she ever noticed Sushant like that she would by no means be capable to ‘overlook it’.  

Sushant’s final rites had been carried out on the Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai on June 15, a day after his demise by suicide.

In an interview with Republic TV, Ankita stated that she was woken up by the cellphone name from a journalist, who knowledgeable her about Sushant’s demise. 

“I was sleeping and I just got up with some reporter’s call. Usually, I don’t take unknown numbers. I picked up the call and this reporter said, ‘Ankita, Sushant has committed suicide!’ And I was finished. It was something that…you don’t expect something like this,” she stated.

Ankita revealed that she instantly turned on the information and noticed story after story on Sushant’s demise.

 “I didn’t know what to do. I was just there. The next day, there was his funeral and I couldn’t make it because somewhere I knew that if I see Sushant somewhere like that, in that position, that stage… I have my whole life to live and I will never be able to forget that phase. So I decided that I cannot go to the funeral,” she stated.

However, Ankita determined to satisfy Sushant’s father KK Singh and his sisters, whom she was in contact with even after their break-up. 

“Apart from that, I had to meet his family. I wanted to make sure that they are okay. Jo jaana tha woh chala gaya but uske papa the, behne thi (He was gone but his father and sisters were there), and that was my duty to go and meet them. So I went and met them, and they were in a very bad condition. That’s it, that’s how I got to know,” she stated.

Sushant and Ankita fell in love whereas working collectively on their present ‘Pavitra Rishta’.

The two dated for six years earlier than calling it quits in 2016.

Ankita has claimed that the Sushant she knew was a cheerful individual and couldn’t have been depressed or die by suicide. However, she admitted that she was not in contact with him within the final 4 years, after their break-up. He was in a relationship with actor Rhea Chakraborty on the time of his demise.



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