According to the report of Mumbai Mirror, Ankita Lokhande reportedly approached Indian television producer Ekta Kapoor to make a second season of Pavitra Rishta as a tribute to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Pavitra Rishta starred Ankita and Sushant as the lead pair.
Quoting a source, the report said, “The show was close to Sushant’s heart as it gave him the platform to scale new heights and both Ekta and Ankita feel that a new season will be the best tribute to the deceased actor.”
The report also added that Ekta liked the idea and will brainstorm with her writers to see how to take forward with the story. “Ekta has spearheaded several sequels on TV, including Hum Paanch, Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Naagin. It was Ankita who approached Ekta with the idea and since Pavitra Rishta is a special show for her too, she immediately agreed. She will sit with her team of writers and explore how to take the daily soap forward.”
Sushant, who died on June 14th, 2020 has left all his fans and close ones in utter shock and despair. Ankita and Sushant had been in a relationship for 6 years after which they broke up in 2016. While Sushant went on to make his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che, Ankita continued on television for many years. In 2019, she made her Bollywood debut in Kangkana Ranaut’s Manikarnika and later also starred in Baghi 3.
On July14th, just after a month of Sushant’s demise, Ankita had posted a picture from her prayer room with a lit diya and called Sushant, ‘child of God’.