Sushant Singh Rajput's demise has sent shockwaves across the country with fans and celebrities expressing heartbreak and grief. The actor, who was reportedly suffering from depression, hung himself to death on Sunday afternoon. Among others, the most affected ones are his hit show Pavitra Rishta's co-stars Mahesh Shetty, Parag Tyagi, Prathana Behere and his ex-girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande. You must be wondering why we mentioned the latter since there hasn't been any reaction from her. Well, Prathana, who played Ankita's sister in the show, has opened up on how devasted the actress was upon hearing the news of her former partner's death. She revealed that Ankita couldn't stop crying.
In an interview with TOI, Prathana said, "The messages started flashing on our Pavitra Rishta Whatsapp group and I saw very late. It took me time to figure out what is happening. So, I called up Ankita and she was crying and I was completely clueless whom should I call now. Then I called Mahesh Shetty, he was also crying and he was going to see him. I asked him if even I should come along because he was our friend yaar." Further, she was also asked about the social media being flooded with fans' comments on why Ankita Lokhande has kept mum on the news and why Mahesh Shetty (Sushant's good friend and Pavitra Rishta co-star) didn't address up his last call to him.
The actress said, "I can tell this about Ankita, she is devastated and crying like hell, but one needs to understand everyone had moved on in their life. News sunne ke baad woh wahin atki paddi hai... But she has someone in her life now and she has to respect that relationship also. She wanted to go, but everyone knows she is very emotional and sensitive. She is crying and how. When I posted on the Pavitra Rishta group let's go and see Sushant for the last time, then we got to know that only 20 people can attend the funeral."
"I have spent so much time with him and Ankita that I understand him and know his roots. I feel like going and meeting him, but then I stop thinking that again people will judge why she is here after so many years? Why is Ankita Lokhande not here? Nowadays, you don't know what you will be judged on. People are passing judgement on Mahesh Shetty that it all happened because he did not pick up his phone. People are talking so much about Ankita. They don't even know Mahesh Shetty was the only friend who has stayed in touch with him in all these years. They are blaming him," she added.
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