Vicky Jain and Ankita Lokhande recently made their first appearance together on the television reality show Smart Jodi. The newlyweds discussed not only their love story, but also the ‘tough phase’ that followed Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
The duo was led down memory lane on stage by host Maniesh Paul, who showed them an old photograph. Ankita revealed that the photo was taken at Arjun Bijlani’s home in 2013. Vicky and Ankita Lokhande weren’t even friends at the time, she claimed, and they only met formally at the parties of their mutual acquaintances. Ankita, who is known for her candour, claimed that she met Vicky on the phone during one of her darkest periods in life and that there has been no turning back since.
While they did not take Sushant Singh Rajput’s name, Ankita Lokhande and Vicky both talked about his passing away and how it was a ‘tough test’ for their relationship. Ankita told Maniesh, “It’s not easy..har ladke ke bass ki baat nahi hai uss waqt apni ladki ke saath khada hona. I was going through a very bad phase and Vicky mere saath khade rahe hain.” Vicky said, “Relationship ka isse tough test nahi ho sakta…jo cheezein achanak se beech mein hui. Aisa turn aaya jisne humein hi kya pure nation ko hila diya. Jo bhi hua bahot shocking tha, sudeen tha…aise cheezon ke liye koi bhi insaan prepared nahi ho sakta hai.”
Vicky was appreciated by Ankita Lokhande for providing clarification and allowing her to voice her mind amid the many rumours regarding her connection with Sushant Singh Rajput.
She said, “The time was such. People had different narratives. I was constantly being questioned. When I wouldn’t answer, they would make an answer of their own because of which Vicky and I faced a lot.”
Vicky said, “A lot of people had wrong notions about things. I was unable to understand it all. I am proud of Ankita that she very boldly handled it. She fulfilled all the duties and responsibilities she had. Wherever it was needed, she said her piece for herself and that relationship. For her honesty, I have always supported her.”