Ankita Lokhande responds to Shibani Dandekar’s 2 seconds of fame jibe: Stop looking down on TV actors


Guwahati: Ankita Lokhande has responded to Shibani Dandekar’s comment on the Pavitra Rishta actress’s letter to her haters. She took to social media and wrote that she didn’t need to take stand for someone she loves for two seconds of fame.

Shibani had attacked Ankita for “targeting Rhea Chakraborty for her two seconds of fame”. In her new post, Ankita wrote that she received immense love from her audience after working for years on television. On Shibani’s accusations, she told her to stop looking down on TV actors.

In her post, Ankita Lokhande wrote, “2 seconds of fame – This phrase got me thinking today. Coming from a tier 2 city and belonging to a humble background, I had no fancy education to show for myself. I entered the television industry in the year 2004 with a show called Zee Cine Star Ke Khoj. But my real journey began in 2009 with the show PAVITRA RISHTA which went on till 2014. I would be doing an injustice if I don’t mention that it was among one of the best shows for 6 consecutive years with the highest GEC TRP on television till date.”

She added, “Fame is only a byproduct of the love and warmth that an actor receives from the masses. Along with all the viewers, I, too still feel connected to the character of ARCHANA. Both, my fate and the people have been kind enough to me shower their blessings and love upon me. The aspiration of an actor trying to portray as many different roles and characters as possible, led me to explore. Luckily, I got the opportunity to work in Manikarnika as well as Baaghi 3.”

Ankita Lokhande said that she didn’t need to take stand for a friend to get cheap publicity. She added, “To conclude, I have been an ACTOR in Television & Bollywood for the past 17 years & now, when I am trying to support justice for my late friend, a view has been expressed that I am seeking JUSTICE because I need 2 seconds of fame and cheap publicity! I cannot fathom as to why any person would take such a stand (sic).”

On Shibani’s 2 seconds of fame jibe, Ankita wrote, “Is it because I have worked mostly on television and not in Bollywood? Is that why you would take a stand for the person with whom you have had a relationship for almost a decade? Stop looking down on we television actors, if that was your reason for describing my words as ‘GROTESQUE’ . It takes an equal amount of hard work and dedication for the actors in the television industry as it would take in Bollywood. I am proud to be a television actor. And if not for anything, I shall always raise my voice for the people I love and care about.#proudtobeatelevisionactor (sic).”

Ankita Lokhande has been supporting Sushant’s family’s fight for justice for the late actor. She often posts on social media demanding justice for the late actor. She met Sushant Singh Rajput on the sets of TV show Pavitra Rishta. They were in a live-in relationship and dated till 2016.

Sushant Singh Rajput was in a live-in relationship with Rhea Chakraborty as well. She left the late actor’s home on June 8 after having an argument with him. On June 14 Sushant was found hanging at his Mumbai home. Rhea has been arrested by the NCB on Tuesday (September 8) for allegedly arranging drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput.