Ankita Lokhande‘s popular television show,
Pavitra Rishta has completed 12 years. The actress went live on Instagram for her fans to celebrate this special occasion and also cut a beautiful fan made cake. She shared several memories associated with the show and thanked her fans and
Ekta Kapoor for letting her be
During the live session, Ankita Lokhande shared, “It has been so upsetting for me today, I have seen so many videos which has Sushant, me, the entire family that made me very emotional. Pavitra Rishta is my first born. My feelings towards this show is very sacred. The entire cast and crew of Pavitra Rishta are very connected to it and we are like a big family, who meet and talk even now.”
She further thanked Ekta Kapoor, producer of the show for seeing Archana in her. Ankita said, “I am very fortunate that Ekta saw Archana in me and I really love her a lot. I am also very thankful to the people for making Archana.”
Ankita recalled that Pavitra Rishta’s first episode went on air on June1, 2009 at 4:30 am. Ankita said that the episode was supposed to telecast at 9 pm but due to some auspicious ‘mahurat’, Ekta Kapoor released the episode at 4:30 am.
Ankita Lokhande remembered Sushant Singh Rajput and got emotional. The actress cried and said, “Sushant aaj hamare beech nahi hai, uske bina Pavitra Rishta adhoora hai. Archana ka Manav sirf Sushant tha. (Sushant is not with us and Pavitra Rishta is incomplete without him. Only Sushant was Archana’s Manav). I’m sure vo jahaan bhi hai vahaan dekh raha hai. I hope he is happy wherever he is.”
Ankita also thanked Sushant for teaching her how to act. “Sushant taught me to act, I knew nothing. I was junior and he was very senior. He was a brilliant actor, brilliant co-star and I am very fortunate to work with him.”
Ankita Lokhande shared that she had a lovely time working with
Hiten Tejwani, who later replaced Sushant. The actress cut the cake and dedicated it to Sushant and Pavitra Rishta’s fans.