Ankita Lokhande Says She Refused Big Films As She Wanted To Marry Sushant
Mumbai: Ankita Lokhande finally opened up on how her relationship with the late Sushant Singh Rajput ended.
The actress, who was trolled for ending a six-year relationship with ‘Pavitra Rishta’ co-star Sushant in 2016, spoke about refusing some big films as she wanted to marry and settle down with him. Sushant was found dead in his Mumbai residence in June last year.
Ankita, who claimed she was silent all this while to respect their relationship, said people had no inkling about the truth. “I am not blaming anyone. But he (Sushant) made his choice clear. He wanted to go with his career,” Ankita said in an interview with Bollywood Bubble.
She revealed that she let go of films like Happy New Year, Ram Leela, Sultan and Bajirao Mastani as she wanted to get married and start a family.
“When I met Shah Rukh Khan sir in Macau with Sushant, he promised to give me the best part. However, at the back of my mind I didn’t want it to work out. For me, I wanted the best for Sushant, I wanted to build my man and quietly supported him for long. Only after my break-up I realised that I too have my individuality, and I need to work on myself and work for myself,” Ankita remarked.
She added that she was ‘completely lost’ after the break-up, not being in a state of mind to work and staying at home lying on her bed without talking to anyone.
Grateful to God for having come out of that phase, Ankita acknowledged being in a relationship with Vicky Jain. “I met Vicky and am very happy with him. He has brought that much-needed balance in my life.”