Bollywood and television actress Ankita Lokhande, who has been at the receiving end of online trolling, for “moving on” from ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, has once again invited the fury of SSR fans.
On Friday, Ankita stepped out to fulfil her professional commitments, when she was asked by a paparazzo about the sequel of “Pavitra Rishta” which starred her and Sushant as the lead pair.
While she did express her excitement for the second instalment, when the photographer said everyone will miss Sushant, Ankita replied, “Chotu, bade ho jao (Grow up Chotu).”
This statement however didn’t go well with Sushant’s fans and called out Ankita as the video surfaced on social media.
One user wrote, “I somehow don't like her now, she wasn't a public figure for quite some time now and after SSR's death she is back into limelight."
"At least Ankita u should have said yes,” added another.
One user commented, “Ankita same for you grow up without using Sushant's name.”
Check out the comments below.
Earlier this year, the "Manikarnika" actress took to her Instagram to address the abusive comments she gets on her posts and said, "Jo cheezein mujhe achchi nahi lagti, main follow nahi karti. Lekin main doosron ke account pe jaake unko gaaliyaan nahi deti."
Ankita has asked trolls to save their energy by simply unfollowing her.
Talking about how hurtful it is for her 'sensitive' parents, she added, "Unke liye digest karna bohot mushkil hai ki log aise kyun gaali dete hai aur maine aisa kya galat kiya."
"Sushant always wanted to grow in his life and that is what he did. Woh chala gaya apne raaste. Uske liye main kahaan galat saabit hoti hoon? Mujhe kyun gaaliyaan di jaati hai? Maine kya galat kiya?" she's heard saying in the video.
"But stop blaming me for anything. Kyunki main kahin hoon hi nahi scene mein. Main thi hi nahi kisi ke life mein itne saalon se. Par meri ek responsibility thi uski taraf aur maine woh poori ki hai achchi tarah se," the 'Pavitra Rishta' actress added.
Ankita and Sushant dated for almost six years and called it quits in 2016. In 2019, Ankita confirmed her relationship with Vicky Jain. It was during this time that reports of Sushant dating actress Rhea Chakraborty also surfaced in the media.
Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. He was 34. The investigation of Sushant's death is still on.