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Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput
“How much ever I know him, he wasn’t a depressed guy. I have not seen a person like Sushant; a guy who used to write his own dreams, he had a diary. He had his 5-year-plan of what he wants to do, how he will look, etc. And exactly after five years, he had fulfilled them. And when things like ‘depression’ are used after his name, it is heart-breaking. He might be upset, anxious, yes, but depression is a big word. Calling someone ‘bipolar’ is a big thing,” Ankita said.
She added, “The Sushant that I know, he came from a small town. He established himself on his own. He has taught me so many things, he taught me acting. Kisi ko pata bhi hai Sushant kaun aur kya tha? (Does anyone even know who and what Sushant was?) Everyone is writing their own portrayal of how ‘depressed’ he was, it hurts reading all of this.
“He found happiness in small things. He wanted to do farming, I know this for sure. He told me agar kuch nai hua toh mai apni short film bana luga (if nothing else works, I will make a short film on my own). He was not a depressed guy, not at all. I don’t know what the situation was but I will keep repeating this. I don’t want people to remember him as a depressed guy, he was a hero. He was an inspiration.”