Ankita Lokhande and Rhea’s friend, Shibani Dandekar have been engaged in a war of words for quite some time. Shibani recently accused Ankita of seeking her ‘2 seconds of fame’ by attacking Rhea Chakraborty.
Ankita again retaliated, wondering if she was being criticised because she was considered mostly a television actress. Actors like Hina Khan, Karanvir Bohra, Rashmi Desai came forward to support her.
Stating that she was proud to be a television actor, Ankita’s post reacted to the 2 seconds of fame jibe – “‘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.”