Sandip Ssingh: Ankita, only you could have saved Sushant
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on the morning of June 14, leaving his friends, family, and fans in a state of shock. The actor, who got his break in acting with television show Pavitra Rishta, was just 34 when he ended his life. He was suffering from depression for over six months. Producer Sandip Singh, a close friend of Sushant, has been standing like a rock with the late actor's family ever since the tragic incident. From accompanying the late actor’s sister to the hospital to being at the funeral, he has been a constant support to the aggrieved family. He also accompanied Sushant’s ex-girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande, to the late actor’s Bandra residence on the morning of June 16.
On Friday night, Sandip penned a long, emotional post on Instagram writing that Ankita was the only one who could save Sushant and how he wished to see the two get married. He wrote, “Dear Ankita, with each passing day, one thought keeps haunting me over and over again. Kaash... I wish... We could have tried even harder, we could've stopped him, we could've begged him!
“Even when you both separated, you only prayed for his happiness and success... Your love was pure. It was special. You still haven't removed his name from the nameplate of your house I miss those days, when the three of us stayed together in lokhandwala as a family, we shared so many moments which bring tears to my heart today...cooking together, eating together, ac ka paani girna, our special Mutton bhaat, our long drives to uttan, lonavala or Goa! Our crazy holi! Those laughs we shared, those sensitive low phases of life when we were there for each other, you more than anyone. The things you did to bring a smile on Sushant's face.
“Even today, I believe that only you two were made for each other. You both are true love. These thoughts, these memories are hurting my heart...how do I get them back! I want them back! I want 'us three' back! Remember the Malpua!? And how he asked for my mother's Mutton curry like a little kid!
“I know that only you could've saved him. I wish you both got married as we dreamt. You could've saved him if he just let you be there...You were his girlfriend, his wife, his mother, his best friend forever. I love you Ankita. I hope I never lose a friend like you. I won't be able to take it (sic)."
Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput first met on the sets of Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta. Both actors played the leads in the show and viewers were in awe of their on-screen chemistry. The two dated for more than six years before calling it quits in 2016. Currently, Ankita Lokhande is in a relationship with Vicky Jain