Ankita Lokhande on losing out Happy New Year: Here's what Sushant Singh Rajput had said back then
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput had once spoken about Ankita Lokhande not being a part of Farah Khan's Happy New Year way back in 2014
TV actress Ankita Lokhande's latest interview goes viral where she talked about her ex-Sushant Singh Rajput, casting couch, marriage etc. She also spoke about how she dealt with her split with Rajput and his tragic death last year.
During the same interview, she revealed that she left a few blockbuster films like Happy New Year and Bajirao Mastani because she wanted to marry Rajput and start a family. The main reason was that Ankita did not know how to balance personal and professional life.
She told Bollywood Bubble, "I gave up on many things. I gave up on Happy New Year. I remember Farah ma’am had offered me this film. I had met Shah Rukh Khan sir also. He had assured me to give me the best debut. But back of the mind, I was in Macao, Sushant, Shah Rukh sir and I. I was like Bhagwan mera naa ho yaar because I was like literally. Ladki kaisi hoti hai naa, nahi yaar mere partner ka acha ho. I mean that’s what you think. Till today, I have no regrets, I have no regrets. I was just trying to build a man, and I did that. I was just trying to be very strong support of Sushant, and I did that."
However, we found out an old 2014 interview of Rajput said Ankita did not manage to bag Happy New Year. He told Filmfare, "The talks were on but many things couldn’t be worked out. Between Kai Po Che and today, I have been in talks for about 25 films, but things don’t always work out. It happens."
Ankita got popular after Pavitra Rishta along with Rajput. She made her debut in 2019 with Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika. She played the role of Jhalkaribai.
Rajput committed suicide last year in June, and Ankita stood beside his family through thick and thin during the tough time. The case was taken under Mumbai Police and now it has been taken care of by CBI.