Ankita Lokhande broke her silence in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case in an interview after she was questioned by a team of Bihar Police officials on Thursday.
Ankita had earlier told the police that through a chat around the time of release of her Bollywood debut film, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi in 2019, Sushant mentioned being "harassed" by his then current girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. Ankita made her claim while she was visiting Sushant's family in Patna post actor's demise in June.
Now, Ankita, on national TV, has debunked the theory that has claimed Sushant was allegedly depressed and killed himself owing to his mental state. Ankita told Republic TV on Thursday, "It took me a lot of time to accept the news of his death by suicide. I want to tell everyone right now that Sushant wasn’t the kind of guy who would be in depression. He wasn’t someone who would die by suicide because of any sorrows, he wasn’t that personality.”
After Ankita's interview went viral on social media, Sushant's US-based sister Shweta Singh Kirti took to Instagram and shared a portion of Ankita's interview in which the actress clears, "Sushant I was with can’t be in depression." Ankita dated Sushant while they featured on hit daily soap Pavitra Rishta together as lead pair.
While sharing one of Ankita's clip from the chat with Republic TV, Shweta also posted the State Emblem of India writing Satyamev Jayate, meaning truth alone triumphs.
Sushant's suicide case took a dramatic turn after it emerged that the late actor's father KK Singh had filed an FIR at the Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna accusing six people, including Rhea, for abetment to suicide. The police are investigating the case and probing the finances of Sushant and Rhea's family.