Ankita Lokhande Gives a Blasting Reply to To Shibani Dandekar In An Open Letter –

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Shibani Dandekar is among the first few Bollywood personalities to stand by Rhea’s side and join the social media campaigns promoting #JusticeForRhea. She has constantly been supporting Rhea and had even called out the alleged media trial that Rhea has been put through. Since then, many other celebs came out to support Rhea.

Recently Shibani came down heavily on Ankita Lokhande for “capitalising on Rhea being targeted.” She slammed Ankita over the note which the latter had posted explaining her stand on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest. 

In response, Shibani dubbed Ankita as a ‘princess of patriarchy’ while suggesting that she has never dealt with her relationship issues with Sushant. Shibani added that Ankita wants ‘two seconds of fame’ by targeting Rhea.

In response to a tweet, directed at Ankita’s post, Shibani wrote, “This woman clearly wants her 2 seconds of fame and has capitalised on Rhea being targeted because she has had never dealt with her own relationship issues with Sushant.. she has been the driving force behind this and she needs to be called out!”

Hitting back at Shibani, Ankita posted a long note on her social media account along with a photo with the words #proudtobeatelevisionactor written on it.

The note reads,

“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.

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 Baghi 3.

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.

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

#WarriorsRoar4SSR
#justiceforsushant

Here’s the tweet shared by Ankita:

A lot of celebrities came out in Ankita’s support including Karanvir Bohra, Kushal Zaveri, Vikas Gupta, Hina Khan, Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, and more.

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