On Thursday, Ankita Lokhande announced that she is taking a small break from social media. This comes just 10 days before the first death anniversary of former beau, actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Fans have slammed her as a hypocrite. This is not the first time the actress has been trolled in the past one year. She became the subject of extreme hate as her birthday party pictures with Ssandip Singh made their way on social media. As per conspiracy theories, Ssandip Singh's role was under scrutiny. The actress once did a ‘live’ saying that people need not follow her if they found her so problematic. However, it is not about all hate. Loyal fans of Pavitra Rishta still respect the kind of bond the late actor had with her. He never spoke a word about what went wrong between them when he was alive. Let us rewind through the times when Ankita Lokhande got love and hate in the past one year...
Pillar of support
Around a week after his demise, it became evident that Ankita Lokhande was like a pillar of support for his grieving family. The lady went to visit Sushant Singh Rajput’s father and relatives who came to Mumbai for the funeral. Later, she gave interviews to leading news channels saying that Sushant Singh Rajput was never depressed till the time she knew him. She described him as a social, self-motivated and a brilliant person. She gave full support to fans seeking a CBI enquiry into his death. Ankita Lokhande stayed away from social media for some time, only to post something on July 14, 2020.
Rhea Chakraborty called her Vidhwa
After Ankita Lokhande gave a spate of interviews, Rhea Chakraborty lashed out at her asking why is she behaving like a Vidhwa. She said that Ankita was not in touch with her for four years, and had ended up dating a common friend of Sushant and her. She also said that Ankita was living in a flat the EMIs of which were paid by the late actor. Ankita clarified that she was paying from her own savings and even shared bank statements. Rhea said that if she was a control freak, she would have stopped SSR from paying the EMIs.
Ankita Lokhande-Shibani Dandekar's social media war
In the middle of all, Rhea Chakraborty found support from her friends in Bollywood. She was taken into custody by the NCB for procuring drugs for the late actor. Her 'Drug Chats' came to the fore as ED, NCB and CBI got involved in the matter. Shibani Dandekar slammed her as a 'princess of patriarchy' who wants two seconds of fame. Ankita Lokhande hit back saying that she had worked enough to not seek publicity out of something so tragic.
Ankita gets massively trolled
The actress celebrated her birthday in December partying with close friends at her residence. Fans spotted Ssandip Singh in the background. They trolled the actress for celebrating her b'day with a possible 'suspect'. She did a ‘live’ where she condemned trolls for sending her hateful messages when she was trying to move on in life with her loved ones.
The explosive interview
In March, she gave an interview to Bollywood Bubble where she revealed that she stopped living after Sushant Singh Rajput walked out of their home in 2016. The actress said that he prioritized his career over her, and took the decision. Ankita Lokhande said that if people were so bothered no one tried to convince him to reconsider the decision and patch-up with her. People reacted with empathy to the interview, which was raw and very candid. She also said she cannot use RIP for him ever.
Pavitra Rishta milestone
The actress celebrated 12 years of the beautiful show with fans. She shared some warm anecdotes and lavished praise on Sushant Singh Rajput and said ‘Archana ka Manav sirf Sushant tha’. A day later, she said that she is taking a break from social media.
While it is natural that a lot of emotions are involved in this case, fans of Sushant Singh Rajput have loved, hated and shown disdain at Ankita Lokhande time and again. It is evident that many did not move on after the much-adored couple decided to separate. What remains constant is Ankita Lokhande's support for the late actor’s family and her decision to cherish him.
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