Sushant Singh Rajput’s death left pretty much the entire industry in shock. The late actor’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, however, does not believe that the actor can commit suicide.
Speaking to Republic TV editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, she says, “He was not a man who could take such a step.” According to her, he was not a depressed man.
Lokhande says, “How much ever I know him, he wasn’t a depressed guy. I have not seen a person like Sushant, a guy who used to write his own dreams, he had a diary… He had his 5-year plan — what he wants to do, how he will look, etc. And exactly after 5 years, he had fulfilled them. And when things like ‘depression’ are used after his name… it is heartbreaking. He might be upset, anxious, yes, but depression is a big word. Calling someone ‘bipolar’ is a big thing.
The Sushant that I know — Main is cheez ko danke ki chot pe bol sakti hoon ki wo depressed nai tha. He came from a small town. He established himself on his own. He has taught me so many things, he taught me acting. Kisi ko pata bhi hai Sushant kaun aur kya tha? Everyone is writing their own portrayal of how ‘depressed’ he was, it hurts reading all of this.“
“He found happiness in small things. He wanted to do farming, I know this for sure… he told me agar kuch nai hua to main apni short film bana lunga. He was not a depressed guy, not at all. I don’t know what the situation was… but I will keep repeating this. I don’t want people to remember him as a depressed guy, he was a hero. He was an inspiration,” she continues.
Ankita also recorded her police statement this Thursday where she shared text messages of hers and Sushant’s where the late actor apparently mentioned that he was unhappy in his relationship with Rhea Chakraborty.