Ankita Lokhande on Sushant: “He was not a depressed guy…”

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-girlfriend, actress Ankita Lokhande, has broken her silence on his death, sharing that the late actor could not have taken his own life as he was not suffering from depression.

The couple had met on the sets of their television show ‘Pavitra Rishta’, and were in a relationship for six years until 2016. Hindustan Times reveals Lokhande saying that, “Sushant was not the guy who could commit suicide. We have seen worse situations when we were together. He was a happy-go-lucky guy.”

She went onto say, “How much ever I know him, he wasn’t a depressed guy. I have not seen a person like Sushant, a guy who used to write his own dreams, he had a diary. He had his 5-year planm what he wants to do, how he will look, etc. And exactly after 5 years, he had fulfilled them. And when things like ‘depression’ are used after his name, it is heartbreaking. He might be upset, anxious, yes, but depression is a big word. Calling someone ‘bipolar’ is a big thing. The Sushant that I know, he came from a small town. He established himself on his own. He has taught me so many things, he taught me acting. Kisi ko pata bhi hai Sushant kaun aur kya tha (does anybody even know who the real Sushant was)? Everyone is writing their own portrayal of how ‘depressed’ he was, it hurts reading all of this.”

“He found happiness in small things. He wanted to do farming, I know this for sure… he told me agar kuch nai hua to main apni short film bana lunga (if nothing else works out, I will make a short film). He was not a depressed guy, not at all. I don’t know what the situation was… but I will keep repeating this. I don’t want people to remember him as a depressed guy, he was a hero. He was an inspiration,” added the actress.

Lokhande was questioned by the Bihar Police at her residence in Mumbai last Thursday. Singh Rajput sadly passed away on the 14th June, aged 34. Over 40 people have been questioned by the Mumbai Police in connection to the case so far, amidst public pressure to have the case transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Singh Rajput’s father, KK Singh, earlier this week filed an FIR against Singh Rajput’s most recent girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, under numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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