The first episode of the popular TV serial ‘Pavitra Rishta’, aired on Zee Tv, on June 1st 2009, for the first time. The show had Ankita Lokhande and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in lead roles. As the occasion demands, Ankita shared a clip from the show, featuring her and Sushant, to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the show, which made both of them a popular household name.
Taking to her official Instagram handle, Ankita posted an old video from soap opera. The clip is an opening sequence, where Ankita and Sushant see each other for the first time in the show. She captioned the post by writing “12 years of Pavitra Rishta (sic).” This was a debut in acting for both of them. She also shared another heartfelt post, on this occasion, writing “It made me who I am today”, with reference to the show.
Ankita and Sushant fell in love during the filming of the show and dated for six years before calling it quits in 2016. Sushant was dating actress Rhea Chakraborty and was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14th 2020. He was last seen in the Nitesh Tiwari directed film ‘Chhichhore’.
As June begins, Ankita is heartbroken, as it also marks the first death anniversary of Sushant. She made her debut in Hindi films, from the 2019 biopic of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. She was last seen in the 2020 release ‘Baaghi 3’. In 2019, she announced her relationship with Vicky Jain, a businessman.