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Has it ever happened to you that no matter how match you have tried to mend ways with your ex, things doesn’t seem to be the way it was? As they say, once a couple breaks up, it becomes impossible to retain the same vigor and charm in your camaraderie (but with a friendship angle). But Bollywood is famous for its queer relationships, wherein you can find exes, first-second wives, half-siblings bonding with each other like how! Seeing relationships like these often makes us wonder if we are the ones who complicate our relationships in real life. (Do Read: Deepika Padukone Wants To Play Queen Of Ranveer Singh's Heart After Playing Mastaani And Padmaavati)
And speaking of Bollywood exes in here, one of the already-superstars of Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande deserve a prominent mention. The couple had met on the sets of Zee TV’s superhit show, Pavitra Rishta and had also been living in together for a long time. While we were expecting the couple to get hitched in 2016, but fate had some other plans for them and the couple’s relationship went in for a toss in 2015. While it definitely shattered our hearts to see them part ways, but netizens heaved a sigh of relief when we all saw Sushant and Ankita having the slightest of conversations, which makes us believe that the couple are surely in talking terms.
While we will get to the details of their previous conversations later, the PK actor has shared his thoughts on his ex-girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande’s performance in Manikarnika and the film’s trailer. Unable to stop praising his once muse and the film’s cast, a BollywoodLife report quoted Sushant saying, “It looks great and if I am not wrong it is tracking really well. I have known Ankita for a long time and she is a brilliant, effortless actor. I hope the film does justice to her capabilities and does well for everyone involved.”
On December 13, 2018, Ankita had revealed her first look from her debut Bollywood film, Manikarnika, captioning the picture as, “And so it begins!!! #jhalkaribai #manikarnika.” Seeing the same, her ex-boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput immediately posted a heartfelt comment on the same which could be read as, “@lokhandeankita it looks absolutely great Ankita. I’m extremely happy to see this. May God bless with lots of success and happiness." To this, the gorgeous actress too, took to Instagram and replied to her once beau and wrote, “@sushantsinghrajput thank you Sushant and I wish you the same.” (Must Read: Neetu Kapoor Calls Alia Bhatt And Ranbir Kapoor Her 'Heartbeats', Soni Razdan Comments On The Same)
Speaking about their frequent exchange of conversation on Instagram, it had reinstalled a slight hope in the heart of all Sushant and Ankita fans (you know about what!). But then, shattering all such hopes the estranged couple shared during the Star Screen Awards 2018, “Mujhe kaafi accha laga, jo dil se aaya, bada hi accha laga toh congratulations bolna chahta tha.” When Sushant was asked if he had congratulated Ankita personally, he replied, “Main jiss tarike se digital platform pe hota hoon, vo real hi hota hoon. Maine jo wahan keh diya vo movie ke liye nahi tha but unke liye bhi tha and unnko bhi accha laga. Vo real hi talk tha uske baad dusre conversation ki zaroorat nahi thi.” When asked if we can expect any budding relationship once again, the Kedarnath star blatantly replied, “Nahi aur kuch samjhne ki zaroorat nahi hai.” Ankita, however, maintained a ‘no comments’ stance.
In an interview with DNA, Ankita spoke about breakup with Sushant and life thereafter, “Back then, I was trying to be a homemaker and doing a very big job. When I was working, I was satisfied; when I wasn’t, I was still happy. I’m okay with whatever I do. Aisa kabhi nahin tha ki mujhe yeh chahiye ya woh chahiye. I decided to take a break because I was happy with that then. It was not just for myself. I guess, the Universe wanted me to get back professionally, which is why I’m here now. I won’t say the break-up affected my profession, though. Love and work are two separate things. You need to balance them and I’ll say I wasn’t able to do that”.
In an interview with Anupama Chopra, Sushant spoke, “It is very important to give time to a relationship. It can sustain if there are no expectations. When you are in love you care about your partner, and wish for good memories with him or her. Therefore time is like an investment in any relationship." He had further added, “We run after a psychological security which will never last long. Most of the actors only want to speak about themselves and have become self-obsessed. They want to be heard only. Today, people no longer have listening power.” (Also Read: Shibani Dandekar's Birthday Wish For Boyfriend Farhan Akhtar Speaks Volumes About Their Love)
Speaking about their love lives at present, Sushant was rumoured to be dating his Raabta co-star, Kriti Sanon and Ankita has apparently found love in a rich businessman, Vikas Jain.