Ankita Lokhande reveals why she didn’t go to Sushant Singh Rajput’s Funeral
After the death of the bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s, his ex-girlfriend, actor Ankita Lokhande, broke silence and shared information about the actor’s life. She gave interviews to the media regarding the same. When asked why she didn’t go to attend Sushant’s funeral, she said that she decided not to attend his funeral as she could ‘never forget’ it if she saw him like that.
Sushant’s last rites were performed at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai on June 15.
In an interview with Republic TV, Ankita had told that she was informed about Sushant’s death through a phone call of a journalist. “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 had said.
Ankita said that after getting the call she immediately turned on the news and saw story after story on Sushant’s death. “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 said.
After that Ankita decided to meet Sushant’s father KK Singh and his sisters, as she felt it was her duty. She was in touch with them 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 said.
Ankita claimed that the Sushant she knew was a cheerful person and could not have been depressed. However, she also admitted that she was not in touch with him in the last four years, after their break-up. He was in a relationship with actor Rhea Chakraborty at the time of his death.
Sushant and Ankita came close and fell in love while working together on their show Pavitra Rishta, which Sushant later quit to pursue a career in films. The two dated for six years before ending it up in 2016.