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Staying quiet to keep the peace in the moment can be a good thing, but if the peace has already been disturbed, staying quiet won't make anything better. Believe me, when we say that it takes a huge amount of courage to speak up for the truth. Many fingers and eyebrows are raised when you open your heart and raise 'questions', but it is all worth it. And that's exactly what's happening with late Bollywood actor's former girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande, who was the first to come out in open, and had claimed that he wasn't a depressed man. (Recommend Read: Arjun Rampal's Son, Little Arik Loves To Eat This, Mommy, Gabriella Says He Has A 'Weird Flex')
It is said that in the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. And Ankita Lokhande made sure that she speak up for Sushant Singh Rajput's family and fans, who have been fighting to know the truth behind his mysterious death. We still remember Ankita's words on Arnab Gowswami's interview, wherein she had stated that she wanted the world to remember Sushant as a hero, and not a depressed man. But like everyone else, she had also become a target of a prime accused, Rhea Chakraborty's supporters.
On September 10, 2020, Rhea Chakraborty's friend and actor, Farhan Akhtar's girlfriend, Shibani Dandekar had written a note and had commented that Ankita Lokhande is doing it to get '2-seconds of fame'. Now, Ankita took to her Instagram handle and penned a long note, which can be read as ""2 seconds of fame" This phrase got me thinking today. Coming from a tier 2 city and belonging to a humble background, I had no fancy education to show for myself. I entered the television industry in the year 2004 with a show called Zee Cine Star Ke Khoj. But my real journey began in 2009 with the show "PAVITRA RISHTA" which went on till 2014. I would be doing an injustice if I don't mention that it was among one of the best shows for 6 consecutive years with the highest GEC TRP on television till date."
Ankita further wrote about her Bollywood journey, "Fame is only a byproduct of the love and warmth that an actor receives from the masses. Along with all the viewers, I, too still feel connected to the character of "ARCHANA". Both, my fate and the people have been kind enough to me shower their blessings and love upon me. The aspiration of an actor trying to portray as many different roles and characters as possible, led me to explore. Luckily, I got the opportunity to work in Manikarnika as well as Baghi 3." (Also Read: Mira Kapoor Gives Glimpse Of Priceless Moment As Misha And Zain Hear Stories From Great-Grandmother)
Ankita also opened up on the '2-second fame' remark, "To conclude, I have been an ACTOR in Television & Bollywood for the past 17 years & now, when I am trying to support justice for my late friend, a view has been expressed that I am seeking JUSTICE because I need 2 seconds of fame and cheap publicity! I cannot fathom as to why any person would take such a stand. Is it because I have worked mostly on television and not in Bollywood? Is that why you would take a stand for the person with whom you have had a relationship for almost a decade? Stop looking down on we television actors, if that was your reason for describing my words as 'GROTESQUE'. It takes an equal amount of hard work and dedication for the actors in the television industry as it would take in Bollywood. I am proud to be a television actor. And if not for anything, I shall always raise my voice for the people I love and care about."
Talking about Shibani Dandekar, she had addressed Ankita Lokhande in an open letter on her Instagram handle. She had written, "Such a grotesque letter by (Ankita). This princess of patriarchy who has never dealt with her own relationship issues with Sushant, clearly she wants her two seconds of fame and has capitalised on Rhea being targeted. She has played a major role in this 'witch-hunt' and she needs to be called out! She also just needs to shut the hell up. Enough Ankita! No one has more hate in their heart (?) than you. This woman clearly wants her 2 seconds of fame and has capitalised on Rhea being targeted because she has had never dealt with her own relationship issues with Sushant.. she has been the driving force behind this and she needs to be called out."
Soon, Sushant Singh Rajput's friend, Kushal Zaveri came in support of Ankita. He took to his Instagram handle and wrote, "I don’t think Ankita has said anything wrong. she was with Sushant for more than 7 years…if anyone has the right to speak about this case it’s her and Sushant’s family member, and she never spoke against Rhea, infact Rhea started targetting her in all her paid PR interviews. Someone needs to check the facts before demeaning Ankita!" (Don't Miss: Sunny Leone Shares A Stunning Picture With Hubby, Daniel Weber, Reveals What Is The Best Thing In LA)
Well, Ankita gave a perfect reply to Shibani Dandekar's comment!