Ankita Lokhande took to her Instagram and Twitter to talk about the recent events in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case and its reporting in the media. The actress penned a note explaining why she called Rhea Chakraborty's arrest an act of "karma" and also talked about the hate she has been receiving. Ankita shared a joined hand emoji on both social media platforms and added a long note along with it.
The letter read, "I again clarify, for the reason time and again being asked by the media to me on whether I feel it's a murder or suicide? I have never said it's a murder or anyone in particular is responsible. I always have encouraged justice for my late friend SSR and stood by the bereaved family and truth should be brought out by the investigating agencies. Being a Maharashtrian and an Indian citizen, I have total faith in the Maharashtra State Govt/Police & Central Government instrumentalities. Though when some lingos like "Sautan" and "widow" were used for me, which is in public knowledge. I never responded to it. I only came forward to narrate about SSR and his mental health till 2016."
Addressing the hate she has been receiving, Ankita added, "Dear Haters! Let us assume you must have known in and out about your friend and whats going on in her life and relationship. Glad to see you wake up finally, but I wish you would have woken up sooner and advised your friend not to support any kind of drug abuse by SSR if any."
Ankita Lokande's Letter
Ankita also talked about Sushant's alleged depression and Rhea's hand is procuring drugs for him. Without naming Rhea she wrote, "When she very well knew about his mental state by publicly stating that he was in depression. Should she have allowed a depressed man to consume drugs? How is that going to help? His condition would deteriorate to a level that would make a man take the action that SSR has allegedly taken. She was the closest person to him at that time. On one hand, she says she was coordinating with all the doctors for his betterment of health on request of SSR, and on the other hand, she was coordinating drug logistics for him." (sic)
Ankita On Rhea's Arrest
Talking about her previous post, when she called Rhea's arrest as her "karma", the note read, "Would anyone, who claims to have loved someone so deeply, allow the other person to consume drugs claiming to know his mental state and condition? Would you do that? I don't think anyone would. So how can it not be seen as an act of carelessness and irresponsibility? As per her, she informed his family about his ongoing treatment but did she ever inform them about his drug consumption? I am sure she didn't because maybe she, herself, enjoyed consuming it. And this is why I feel it's Karma/Fate."
Sushant's Sister Shweta Singh Kirti Also Left A Comment On The Post
Ankita ended the post with advice for the trolls. "Little advice for the unknown.'You guard your friend and I am standing by the family'. But let us maintain civility by not coming on to each other personally, either directly or indirectly," she wrote.
The note received a lot of love and support from fans, including beau Vicky Jain, who wrote in the comments, "You couldn't be more pertinent. Respect." Meanwhile, Sushant's sister Shweta Singh Kirti highlighted parts of Ankita's note and added, "'On one hand, she says she was coordinating with all the doctors for his betterment of health on request of SSR, and on the other hand, she was coordinating drug logistics for him'. Bang on."
Other TV and film celebrities including Adhyayan Suman, Nandish Sandhu, Kashmera Shah and others showed support to Ankita in the comments section. Notably, Rhea was arrested on September 8 and her plea for bail was rejected. Reportedly, she will be spending 14 days in the Byculla Jail.