Sushant Singh Rajput’s sad demise was a major blow to the Indian Entertainment industry. The late actor started his career with the television serial Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and went on to become a household name along with his co-star Ankita Lokhande after starring in Pavitra Rishta.
The actress was taken aback by her friend and colleague’s death. Recently she remembered her first meeting with Sushant Singh Rajput. She also called their first interaction really weird and narrated an episode that made Sushant 'very angry'.
"It was very weird. I think it was really weird. Sushant was very silent like Shaheer (Sheikh) only I think he was doing his own work. Very much like Shaheer. He used to be on his own...We had to go for a promo shoot and Sushant had come to pick me up from my home and was downstairs. My mother was also there. I remember I got late. My hair and makeup were being done from 4 am and Sushant had reached my place around 5 am," Ankita Lokhande told The Quint.
Ankita, further elaborated the reason Sushant got angry, and revealed when she finally came down, she got into the back seat of the car with her mother and fell asleep.
"I came down at 6 am and he was very angry. After I came downstairs I got into the backseat of the car with my mother and fell asleep. He was so angry that firstly I came late and then went to sleep in the backseat. He took the car from the driver and did rash driving. I didn't understand why he was doing like that. My mother then said 'He is getting angry'. I was like 'What can I do? He should have come upstairs'. That was my first meeting with Sushant that way. He was like 'Oh she went and fell asleep in the backseat. She has the heroine attitude'," said Ankita Lokhande.
While Sushant and Ankita’s relationship went through several ups and downs in their show Pavitra Rishta, the former couple was going rock-steady in real life. After being in a relationship for seven years, they went their separate ways in 2016, leaving fans heartbroken.
On the work front, Ankita Lokhande is preparing for the sequel of Pavitra Rishta and will be seen alongside, Shaheer Sheikh. The actress will reprise her role as Archana while Shaheer will step into the shoes of Sushant and play Manav’s character. The web series created by Ekta Kapoor will stream on ZEE5.
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