Ankita Lokhande has been receiving hate on social media after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The actress today urged trolls to stop maligning her image in an Instagram live session. She opened up about how many fans of Sushant Singh Rajput blame her for breaking up with him and his death. She added that she also went through depression but never made it public.
In her Instagram live session, Ankita Lokhande said that it is hurtful when people attack her on social media by abusing her and posting hateful comments on her Instagram posts. She advised her naysayers to unfollow her, if they had a problem with her social media activities. She said, “Jo cheezein mujhe achchi nahi lagti, main follow nahi karti. Lekin main doosron ke account pe jaake unko gaaliyaan nahi deti (I don’t follow those I don’t like. But I don’t go and abuse other people on their posts).”
She said that while she is not affected by the hateful comments and abuses, it affects her parents, who are ‘sensitive’ and do not belong to the industry. She said, “Unke liye digest karna bahut mushkil hai ki log aise kyun gaali dete hai aur maine aisa kya galat kiya (They find it difficult to digest that people can be so abusive and wonder what I did wrong to get such comments).”
Ankita Lokhande then added that people who know nothing about her relationship with Sushant Singh Rajput are quick to cast aspersions on her, even though she did nothing wrong. She said that people have their motives in their lives and they are free to do what they want. She said that no one has the right to judge someone else’s relationship and point fingers at her.
She added, “Jo log aaj mujhpar ungli utha rahe hai, woh mere rishte ko jaante hi nahi the shayad. Aur agar itna hi aapko tha pyaar, toh ab kyun aakar aap lad rahe ho? Pehle kahaan the aaplog jab saari cheezein khatam ho rahi thi humari life mein. Aaj mujhe blame kiya jaata hai, par meri koi galti hi nahi hai (Those who are pointing fingers at me today perhaps knew nothing about our relationship. And if you had so much love for him, then why are you fighting now? Where were you when our relationship was ending? Today, I am being blamed, but I am not at fault).”
The actress then added that while she is not at fault, she is not here to blame anyone. She said, “Sabki apni-apni motives hoti hai life mein (Everyone has different motives in life). 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 (He went his way. How am I to blame for that? Why am I being abused? What did I do wrong)? You don’t know what is my story, so stop blaming me. It is really hurtful).”
It is known that Sushant Singh Rajput was fighting depression. Ankita Lokhande revealed that she went through depression after their break-up, but no one was there with her at that time, except her family and a few fans. She said, “Main bhi depression se guzar chuki hoon. Lekin maine shayad inn cheezon ko jataya nahi. Main bhi bahut buri haalat mein thi. Mujhe bhi takleef hui. Mujhe bhi bohot rona aaya tha (I went through depression too but I never spoke about it. I was in a very bad state. I was in a lot of pain. I also cried a lot).”
The actress then told people who do not like her that they should ‘unfollow (her)’. She said, “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 (I am nowhere in the scene. I was not in his life for all these years. But I had a responsibility towards him which I fulfilled).”
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai home on June 14, 2020. In 2016, Sushant and Ankita broke up after years of being in a relationship. The actor was dating Rhea Chakraborty before he death. His death was initially ruled a suicide by the Mumbai Police but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is currently investigating the case.