Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande, at one time, were television’s most loved couples, before they broke up and parted ways in 2016. In a recent interaction, Ankita cleared the air and revealed the reason why she still hung pictures of Sushant in her house after their break up.
Speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Ankita revealed the reason behind keeping the pictures up post break up and said that she did not believe in “running away” from the situation. Ankita also said that many times people urged her to take down Sushant’s photos but she needed her own time to move on as she was in a long-term relationship with him.
Ankita said, “I need my time. I am not somebody who will run away from the situation. Main 2.5 saal tak unke saath rahi hoon. I have lived my life with those pictures. I was getting up and facing that thing every day so that agar Sushant kabhi mere saamne aaye toh I face him strongly. That was my thought process.”
Ankita said that she let the photos remain in her house to strengthen herself so that she could face Sushant strongly whenever she faces him.
Ankita further added that she removed the photos when she had finally come to terms with the breakup and ready to allow someone else to come and take that space in her life. Later, the actress met Vicky Jain and is now happy in a relationship with him.
In the same interview, Ankita revealed that she gave up three big-budgeted films namely ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela’ for Sushant as she was trying to prioritise her relationship over career.
For the uninformed, Ankita made her Bollywood debut in 2019 in a supporting role in ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ alongside Kangana Ranaut.