‘Sushant and I’ve been via worse conditions.’
IMAGE: Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput had a six 12 months relationship.
Television actor Ankita Lokhande — Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend– says he had an admirable zest for all times and she will be able to by no means consider that he dedicated suicide due to despair.
Ankita and Sushant met on the units of the favored tv serial Pavitra Rishtra and dated for over six years until 2016.
In her first interview put up Sushant’s demise on June 14, Anikta stated the actor was a “happy guy” who by no means let success or failure have an effect on him to the extent of getting depressed.
“When the news got here and it was in all places that he dedicated suicide, it took me plenty of time to simply accept it. I wish to inform everybody that Sushant was not the sort of man who will get into despair. He was not anyone who will commit suicide as a result of he’s unhappy.
“He was a happy guy. Sushant and I have been through worse situations. I don’t know what position he was in and what was he doing, but as time passed I started trying to understand how somebody’s death is labeled as suicide. But as much as I know Sushant, he was not a depressed guy,” Ankita instructed Republic TV.
Sushant was discovered useless at his residence in Bandra, north west Mumbai, on June 14.
The actor’s premature demise was adopted by a high-profile investigation by the Mumbai police throughout which many huge names from Bollywood, together with film-makers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Aditya Chopra, recorded their statements.
Over a month after his son’s loss of life, Okay Okay Singh, his father, lodged a police grievance in Patna on Tuesday in opposition to his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetting the suicide.
In his grievance, Krishna Kumar Singh, who had maintained a stoic silence over his 34-year-old son’s tragic loss of life, additionally sought to invoke the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act, alleging that the ‘machinations’ of Rhea and her household had prompted his son to crack up, regardless of a profitable profession in movies, and in the end drove him to suicide.
Anikta stated it’s “heartbreaking” when individuals name Sushant a “depressed” man as a result of he was anyone who knew tips on how to dream huge and work in direction of making them right into a actuality.
“I’ve not seen an individual like Sushant, a man who used to write his personal desires. He had a diary… He had his five-year plan — what he desires to do, how he’ll look, and many others. And precisely after 5 years, he had fulfilled them. And when issues like ‘despair’ are used after his identify… it’s heartbreaking.
“He could be upset about a few things. We all get anxious, he could be anxious. But depression is a big word. Calling someone ‘bipolar’ is a big thing,” she stated.
Anikta stated it’s laborious for her to simply accept the narrative that he was not comfortable due to just a few field workplace failures as Sushant had plenty of persistence and all the time believed in bouncing again.
“He used to say if something does not occur I’ll make a brief movie. I’ve seen him working so laborious for himself. He was doing theatre and selected Pavitra Rishta. He was one of many largest stars on TV. He left the present when he was at his peak as a result of he needed to do one thing else,” she stated.
“He did films. He was someone who knew what he wanted to do. To get into films, he waited for 3 years. He was sitting at home and waiting for that one break. Everybody doesn’t have so much patience,” she stated.
Asked about claims of monetary instability main him into despair, Anikta stated cash was by no means on Sushant’s “agenda”.
“Money was a small thing for Sushant, his passion was way bigger than anything else. He always used to say, ‘If everything ends I will build my empire again’.”
“Money was never an agenda for him. His passion for life was bigger than anything. Success and failure never affected him. He believed in bouncing back. He used to find happiness in smaller things. He cannot die for this,” she stated.
In an interview with India Today, Anikta stated she stands with Sushant’s household in these testing occasions and needs to know the rationale behind his loss of life.
“I am saying he was not depressed and if somebody is saying it’s suicide, I want to know why. If somebody is saying he was murdered, I want to know who did it? I am standing with Sushant’s family,” she stated.
“I also want to know what happened. One thing I am sure is that depression, is impossible for me to believe that it happened,” she added.
After the FIR was lodged by Sushant’s father, Ankita had posted on Twitter a black-and-white picture with ‘Truth Wins’ written within the centre.
Commenting on her cryptic put up, the actor stated Sushant’s demise is a “big loss” and like all his admirers, she additionally desires to know the reality.
“I said ‘Truth Wins’. And we all want to know the truth. I want to know what happened. That’s why I am here. His family and friends, me, we all want to know what happened with him. A good and happy guy has just gone like this. It’s a big loss.”
The actor stated whereas she is unaware about Sushant’s relationship with Rhea, she shares a superb equation along with his household.
“I can’t comment on Sushant and Rhea’s relationship. I was not there. As for Sushant’s family, I want to take a stand for them. They must have something to prove and show people.”