Ankita Lokhande was in a relationship with the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Recently, Ankita Lokhande opened up about her relationship with Sushant Singh Rajput, their breakups, the ups and downs in their relationships, and the effects of breakup on her. Talking with Bollywood Bubble, Ankita Lokhande opened up about their separation. She said,
“People come and tell me ‘you left Sushant…’. How do you know that? Nobody knows about my thing, you know. I am not blaming anyone here. Sushant… he made his choice very clear. He wanted to go on with his career. He chose his career and moved on. But for two-and-a-half years, I was dealing with so many things.”
Ankita Lokhande said she is not blaming Sushant for his choices. However, it was a tough time for her as she was unable to move on easily. Ankita said that she was in bed for days and stopped talking to her parents for some time.
“I was not in that state of mind where I could just work… I am not the sort of person who can easily move on and get busy with work. So you know for me it was very difficult. My family stood by me. My life was just finished. I was just finished. I did not know what to do after that. I still am not blaming anyone. He chose his ways. But my ways were different. I was craving for love, emotions, and all that… I gave him full right that ‘it’s your life, you can go on’.”
Ankita noted that she gave lots of projects like Happy New Year with Shahrukh Khan to save her relationship. She added,
“I gave up on many things. I gave up on Happy New Year. I remember Farah ma’am offered me the film and I met Shah Rukh sir also. He was like, “I will try to give you the best debut”. And I was like, okay, but at the back of my mind… I was in Macau. Me, Sushant, and Shah Rukh, we were sitting, and I was like ‘God, I hope I don’t get it’.”
Ankita Lokahnde added that she also turned down the role in the movie Bajirao Mastani as she wanted to get married. However, she has no regrets about giving up on big roles. She learned to balance her personal and professional life.
“I could have been there. I have no regrets (about giving up on the big roles), but yes, as far as my career is concerned, I could have been there.”
Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput met on the sets of their famous television show Pavitra Rishta. Both were in a relationship for six years until 2016.