Ahead of Pavitra Rishta 2 release, actress Ankita Lokhande recalled the time when she first met Sushant Singh Rajput on the sets of the daily soap in 2009. The actress first described her first meeting with SSR as ‘weird’.
In a conversation with a media house, Ankita said, “It was weird. Sushant was very silent just like Shaheer Sheikh is. I think he was doing his own work. He used to be on his own. We had to go for a promo shoot and Sushant came to pick me up from my home and waited downstairs. My mother was also there. I remember I got late. My hair and makeup were being done from 4 am and Sushant had reached my place around 5 am.”
Since Ankita got late, and Sushant had to wait for her for an hour, he got angry. “I came down at 6 am, and he was very angry. After I came downstairs, I got into the backseat of the car with my mother and fell asleep. He was so angry that firstly I came late and then went to sleep in the backseat,” she added.
Ankita recalls that their first meeting made him believe that she has the ‘heroine attitude’. The Manikarnika actor shared, “I didn’t understand why he was behaving like that. My mother then said ‘He is getting angry’. I was like, ‘What can I do? He should have come upstairs’. That was my first meeting with Sushant. He was like ‘Oh she went and fell asleep in the backseat. She has the heroine attitude’.”
Ankita and Sushant started dating while shooting for Pavitra Rishta. The duo became one of the most loved couples in the small screen industry in their six years of relationship. However, they called it off in 2016.
In the second season of Pavitra Rishta, Ankita will reprise the role of Archana and Shaheer will play Manav. The eight-part series will premiere on ZEE5 on September 15.