Guwahati: Actor Ankita Lokhande, who dated the deceased Sushant Singh Rajput for 6 years, has claimed that the actor could not have been "depressed."
The actor, who finally broke her silence amid an ongoing probe into Sushant's death, said that Sushant "was not the guy" who could have committed suicide. "We have seen worse situations when we were together. He was a happy-go-lucky guy," she said in a televised interview.
Lokhande, who dated Sushant for six years until 2016 after meeting him on the sets of the show 'Pavitra Rishta', says that he used to plan well in advance for what he was going to do with his life. "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", she added.
She said that she is "hurt" at Sushant being labelled as suffering from bi-polar disorder. "Everyone is writing their own portrayal of how 'depressed' he was, it hurts reading all of this", she added.
Lokhande added that Sushant "found happiness in small things". "He said If nothing else works out, he would make a short film. 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", she added.
It needs mention here that Ankita on Thursday was questioned by the Bihar Police at her Mumbai residence. Sushant died on June 14, at the age of 34. More than 40 persons have been questioned by the Mumbai Police in connection to the case so far, amid public pressure to have it transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Sushant's father, KK Singh, earlier this week filed an FIR against his girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, under several sections of the Indian Penal Code.