Did Asha Negi leave Pavitra Rishta ‘coz of Ankita Lokhande?

Seeing tiffs between actors onscreen is a very common thing, but how often does the animosity pass off screen?

Pavitra Rishta’s Ankita Lokhande-Sushant Singh Rajput and Hiten Tejwani have been a face of the Ekta Kapoor show for long. When the leap happened, Asha Negi and Rithvik Dhanjani took over and the audience loved them. They became stars overnight. Obviously, the popularity didn’t go down well with Ankita, so we hear. It seems Ms Lokhande often passed comments about how her beauty will always win over Asha’s simple and down to earth looks. Now we don’t believe everything our khabroo tells us, but it was evident that the two actors didn’t see eye to eye.

According to a source, Ankita had a meeting with the head honchos of Balaji Telefilms demanding a better track for her character. The makers calmed the actor down and made plans to give Ankita a double role. The change in the script meant another major leap. Asha and Rithvik were not keen on aging onscreen and hence decided to bow out of the show.

The producers however, requested the couple to stay a bit longer until the other characters were established. Ankita finally had her way out and her demands were met. After six months, AshVik quit the show and moved on.

In spite of all the animosity between the two actors, Ms Negi maintains that Ankita and she always shared a cordial relationship and there was no bad air between them. Yes, we believe you!