New Delhi: Popular television actress Ankita Lokhande, who rose to fame with television show 'Pavitra Rishta' spoke at length about her life after the breakup with former boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
During an interview with DNA, Ankita opened up about the aftereffects of her breakup. She said, "When I was working, I was satisfied; when I wasn’t, I was still happy. I’m okay with whatever I do. Aisa kabhi nahin tha ki mujhe yeh chahiye ya woh chahiye. I decided to take a break because I was happy with that then. It was not just for myself. I guess, the Universe wanted me to get back professionally, which is why I’m here now. I won’t say the break-up affected my profession, though. Love and work are two separate things. You need to balance them and I’ll say I wasn’t able to do that."
"In the end, it’s all about where you put your energies. If you focus only on love and keep talking and bothering about that all day, usi mein saari energy chali jayegi. After everything happened, when I was back to a state of normalcy, I kept asking myself, ‘What do I want to do next?’ and I chose work. Being with my partner was my only priority but once I went back to the sets, I understood what true love meant. When I was acting in Manikarnika, I was thinking about nothing but my scenes. Love is about what you feel and I feel that about my dance and my acting. That, to me, is my love now, "she added.
However, Ankita is still open to the idea of love and is waiting for her prince charming."I am still waiting for my prince charming (laughs). But I’m not consciously looking for a man. I’m done with that! I don’t need a man to reach somewhere in life. I’d rather have awards, " she said.
For the unversed, Ankita and Sushant met on the sets of Ekta Kapoor's Pavitra Rishta and fell in love. They were in a relationship for more than five years and it was Sushant who proposed her on the sets of dance reality show Jhalak Dhiklaja. The two parted ways in 2016.