Television actress Ankita Lokhande became an overnight star when she paired opposite the late Sushant Singh Rajput in the daily soap Pavitra Rishta, which released on this day 12 years ago. Marking the occasion, the actress on Tuesday shared an Instagram post with fans, saying that the show made her who she is today. Ankita’s post is a collage of scenes from the show featuring Sushant and his co-stars including Hiten Tejwani, who later replaced Sushant as the male lead in the show. Tagging the cast and crew of the show, Ankita’s post makes a special mention of Sushant, who was her ex-boyfriend.
Ankita shared the video and wrote, 12 years, oh yes, 12 years of Pavitra Rishta, time flies so fast. With over 66 awards, Pavitra Rishta continues to be one of the most loved shows on Indian television. 12 glorious years of this iconic show brought me love not only Archana but across the globe and made me who I am today.
The show’s producer Ekta Kapoor also remembered Pavitra Rishta on Instagram. He wrote, “Pain, love and anger creates the purest bond the show has ever seen.” You revived my career, gave me the bonds of a lifetime! Thank you Commenting on Ekta and Ankita’s post, fans of Sushant Singh Rajput shared how much they were missing the late actor, who passed away on June 14 last year.