Has Ankita Lokhande given up on Bollywood films?

We hear that Sushant Singh Rajput’s ladylove will play a double role in TV soap Pavitra Rishta after the time leap – did movies not work out for her?

Rumours were doing the rounds that Shahrukh Khan had recommended Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend for the role of leading lady for Happy New Year. King Khan was of the opinion that Ankita of Pavitra Rishta fame will be ideal for the role of a Maharashtrian girl. Five girls were shortlisted for the meaty role in Farah Khan’s next which included some a-listers like Katrina Kaif and Deepika. Ankita was the frontrunner after Khan spotted her with beau at the IIFA Awards in Macau.

In anticipation of bagging the role, Ankita had quit Pavitra Rishta. However, as life would have it, the role was finally given to Deepika Padukone and Ankita returned to the serial with big demands. She wanted to play a double role which resulted in a time leap for the serial and a contract signed with the channel.

Do we sense her dreams for bollywood going kaput? Only time will tell. But we don’t think she will be able to quit Pavitra Rishta after signing the contract or so the production thinks!