Television actress Ankita Lokhande and late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput enjoyed a huge fan base when they were starring as the leads in Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rishta. Their portrayal of Archana and Manav is still ingrained in the minds of the fans that dearly loved the show. She recently took to her official social media handle to express her gratitude for being a part of the show as it clocked 14 years, however she came under the scanner for not mentioning SSR’s name even once.
Taking to Instagram, she shared a video consisting of her pictures as Archana. Calling the serial her first ever baby, Ankita in the caption of her post thanked producer Ekta Kapoor for having faith in her and giving her a new identity as Archana. She goes on to mention that people who loved her during the show, till date call her as Archu. She went on to thanks the cast, the crew and the fans for showering her with so much love. ALSO READ: Mukesh Chhabra's Mother's FUNERAL: Ankita Lokhande Gets Emotional As She Pays Her Last Respects To Kamla Chhabra-Video Inside
Fans were left broken hearted after noticing that she didn’t even credit SSR for his part as Manav. Many pointed out how she could have at least used one of his pictures. The actress had been vocal about the past relationship, after he committed suicide. ALSO READ: Ankita Lokhande-Vicky Jain’s Posh All White 8 BHK Mumbai Apartment Is Complete With A Modern Luxurious Chandelier- Take A Look
Pointing out the same, one fan said, “Before 2020, you did n't always mention sushant's name like now.. no problem!! But Pavitra Rishta 2 was never made before 2020...If you misuse someone's death to achieve your goals, the least you can do is mention his name! It's better being a good person before being a good wife! I always try hard to understand your behavior but I can't mrs jain.” Another fan said, “Not a single mention or even a photo of Sushant singh rajput sir. This was not expected fron you ankita mam -The show was equally loved for sushant sir’s innocent acting as well.”
Talking about the show, it ran from 1st June 2009 to 25th October 2014 on Zee TV. Sushant had opted out of the show, after its leap to pursue his career in Bollywood.
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