RIP Sushant Singh Rajput: After visiting the actor’s family, Ankita Lokhande meets Ekta Kapoor at her residence

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Post Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise on Sunday, ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande visited late actor’s family today in the noon at Bandra residence. The pics and videos of her breakdown made everyone emotional. Post which, the Manikarnika actress was snapped outside Ekta Kapoor’s home along with Sandeep Singh and it is said that the industry friends are arranging a prayer meet for the late star. Sushant and Ankita met on the sets of Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rishta and instantly fall in love. After being in a relationship for a long time, they broke up but never spoke about it.

In an interview with the Times Of India, Sushant-Ankita’s Pavitra Rishta costar, Prarthana Behere said, “Sushant was very close to me, he considered me as his younger sister because I played Ankita Lokhande’s sister in Pavitra Rishta. We would share everything with each other while we were working together. When I left the show after one and a half years of my journey on Pavitra Rishta, he also quit after 3-4 months. In fact, we got our films together.”

“He got his Hindi film Kai Po Che and I got this Marathi film. Our films also released in the same month mine released on February 14, 2013 and his released on February 22. So, our journeys in film industry were very similar. I remember I had invited him for the screening of my film and he had kept a special screening of his film for a few close friends and I was also there. I have seen his growth as an actor,” she added. She revealed that she was stunned when she got the news. She said, “I was getting calls from Marathi news channels for live since I am a Marathi film actress now and I have worked with Sushant in the past. Because of Sunday my entire family was there together and suddenly I got a call from a news channel. The journalist told me Sushant has committed suicide and they want an interview. I was stunned at that moment and did not know how to react. I was like I am not in my senses which Sushant are you talking about. I’ve been a journalist and now I am an actress so I understand both the parts. Now, I am in this side I can totally understand what the family’s of the deceased go through. We feel actors live a beautiful, glamorous life, but it’s not the reality. End of the day we are humans. The messages started flashing on our Pavitra Rishta Whatsapp group and I saw very late. It took me time to figure out what is happening. So, I called up Ankita and she was crying and I was completely clueless whom should I call now. Then I called Mahesh Shetty, he was also crying and he was going to see him. I asked him if even I should come along because he was our friend yaar. It doesn’t matter we were not in touch with each other since last 5 years but we have spent such a lovely time together. I treated him as my elder brother.”

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